If you have a:

  • physical disability 
  • are deaf or hard of hearing
  • have a visual loss
  • struggling to manage every day activities
  • care for someone who is struggling,

the Independent Living Service may be able to help.

How can the service help me?

The service can help with advice, information, provide or loan a range of equipment (please see the Bolton catalogue), Telecare, modifications/adaptations to your home enabling you to maintain your independence and safety.

If you require more physical support or care that will lead to your independence, we can arrange Home Support Reablement on a short term basis and will continue to give advice.

We can also provide information about other services that are available to you or your carer and put you in touch with organisations and voluntary groups that you may find useful.

Radar keys are available from the Independent Living Services and are available to adults and young people with disabilities.  A short assessment will be carried out before the keys are handed out, however, for further information, please contact the Independent Living Service on 01204 337020.

How much will I have to pay?

There is no charge for equipment or adaptations made to your home.

Contact information


If you would like to arrange for an assessment by the service you can contact the Duty Disability Officer between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday by ringing 337020 or 337900 or by Email: independentlivingservices@bolton.gov.uk

Loan of equipment

If you are in receipt of loaned equipment and would like to return it please ring 01204 337060 or 337262.

Email: icesstore@bolton.gov.uk

If you would like some advice about buying your own equipment and what may be useful to meet your needs, please visit AskSARA

There is also a list of local retailers within the Bolton area on the local directory My Life in Bolton.

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Independent Living Service

Adelaide Depot

Adelaide Street



Telephone 01204 337020
Telephone 01204 337900
Minicom: 01204 337945
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