Berkshire Community Equipment Service
Providing daily living and nursing equipment to Berkshire residents
The Berkshire Community Equipment Service (BCES) is provided jointly by six Berkshire local authorities and the NHS in Berkshire.
It is an integrated service providing daily living and nursing equipment to people who live in the community. It includes simple equipment such as perching stools and walking sticks, as well as more complex items such as hoists. It also provides Technology Enabled Care (TEC) devices and sensory needs equipment.
The purpose of this equipment is to support people in their own homes, promoting independence and safety.
The service is used by prescribers of community equipment, such as Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, GPs or Community Nurses, who have assessed their clients and who can then order the appropriate equipment. This is a loan service, which means that when the client no longer needs the equipment, is it is collected and recycled.
The service itself is provided for the BCES partners by NRS Healthcare, who deliver, install and maintain all items of equipment.
Accessing the service
To access the service you should speak to your local authority or NHS professional.
If you're a West Berkshire resident, please contact our Adult Social Care team.