When you no longer need your equipment, you may be able to give it to someone else.
Return your equipment
If the NHS, social services or another support service supplied your equipment, find out if they will take it back. They may be able to offer it to another person. Contact the department that supplied your equipment to find out if you can return it. Ask if they will collect the equipment or if you have to return it yourself.
Donate to Scope
Scope can collect donations of used disability equipment in good working order:
within 30 miles of Milton Keynes, covering Dunstable, Northampton, Bedford and Buckingham. Call free on 0800 011 3005.
within 30 miles of Doncaster, covering Sheffield, Leeds and Wakefield. Call free on 0800 121 4670.
We cannot take toileting and bathing items such as hoists that we cannot quality check.
Donate to charities that recycle equipment
There are several national charities that accept donations of used disability equipment. Please contact them in advance to check that they can use or pass on the items you have to offer. In most cases, you will need to arrange delivery of the equipment.
Disabled Gear lists several charities that can reuse old wheelchairs.
Some local charities such as your local Age UK or Disabled People’s Organisation may take your equipment as a donation. This often depends on local need at the time. These groups may not have space to store your equipment. Some charities will collect in their local areas.
Always check that the charity can take it before you donate.
If your equipment was fitted specifically for you, it may be hard to find someone to pass it onto. Charity shops cannot accept items that are not safe to sell. Some shops do not take electrical or powered items because they are not able to test them.
Offer your item for free
You can list items that you want to give away on these websites: