Independent Living Centres - ILCs

ILCs provide a place where you can find out about equipment, adaptations and telecare and see, try and in some cases buy specialist equipment for independent living. They can also be known as Assisted Living Centres or Disabled Living Centres (DLCs).

"Centres for Independent Living" on the other hand are organisations run by disabled people, which may not have equipment display and demonstration areas.

Some ILCs have had to close due to cuts in funding, however- circa February 2017 - these essential resources are still in place in different areas of the country, listed here alphabetically by location:-.

 

Equality Together
(Previously Bradford Disability Service)
Manningham Mills Community Centre
Lilycroft Road, Bradford BD9 5BD                        Telephone: 01274 592474
Website: www.equalitytogether.org.uk
Email: enquiry@equalitytogether.org.uk          Follow link to view location on Google Maps   

 

Bristol Home Independence Centre
WE Care & Repair, 5 Hide Market, Bristol BS2 0PL         Telephone: 0300 323 0700
Website: www.wecr.org.uk/bristol
Email: info@wecr.org.uk                                     View location on Google Maps ►

 

Driving and Mobility Centre – Bristol
The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Bristol BS16 2QQ      Telephone: 0117 965 9353
Fax: (0117) 965 3652
Website: www.thisisliving.org.uk
Email: mobserv@thisisliving.org.uk                  View location on Google Maps ►

 

Centre for Help and Advice For The Disabled - Caerphilly
Heol Fargoed, Bargoed, Caerphilly, Wales CF81 8PP     Telephone: 01443 822 262
Website: www.chad-ilc.co.uk
Email: info@chad-ilc.co.uk                                  View location on Google Maps ►

 

Cheshire East Independent Living Centre

Dean Row Centre, Ringstead Drive, Wilmslow, SK9 2HA      Telephone: 0300 123 5010
Website: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/care-and-support/support-to-stay-at-home/aids-for-daily-living.aspx                                                          View lcation on Google Maps ►   

 

Poole Independent Living Centre - Cheshire

New Grosvenor Road, Ellesmere Port CH65 2HB    Telephone: (0151) 337 6399
Website: www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk      View location on Google Maps ► 

 

Opal Assessment and Demonstration Centre - Coventry

Unit 17-18 Bishopgate Business Park, Widdrington Road, Coventry CV1 4NA
Telephone: 02476 787820
Website: www.coventry.gov.uk/opal
Email: occupationaltherapy@coventry.gov.uk          View location on Google Maps ►

 

Croydon Equipment Solutions Ltd

The Aztec Centre,,28 Boulogne Road, Croydon CR0 2QT          Telephone: 020 8664 8860
Website: www.equipment4care.com
Email: aztec.centre@croydon-equipment-solutions.com         View location on Google Maps 

 

South Yorkshire Centre for Inclusive Living

M&M Business Park, Doncaster Road, Doncaster DN3 1HR   Telephone: (01302) 892949
Website: www.sycil.org
Email: enquiries@sycil.org                            View location on Google Maps ► 

 

Dorchester Centre for Independent Living

Maiden Castle Road, Dorchester DT1 2ER        Telephone: 01305 257164
Website: www.dorsetforyou.com/independent-living-centres
Email: milifegreenwood@millbrookhealthcare.co.uk           View location on Google Maps ►

 

Disability Equipment Centre - Dorset
Stour View Flat, Stour View, Bath Road, Sturminster Newton DT10 1DR  
Telephone: 01258 472652
Website: www.dorsetforyou.com
Email: m.lovell-dyer@dorsetcc.gov.uk                View location on Google Maps ►  

 

Driving and Mobility Centre – Bristol

The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Bristol BS16 2QQ      Telephone: 0117 965 9353
Fax: (0117) 965 3652
Website: www.thisisliving.org.uk
Email: mobserv@thisisliving.org.uk                  View location on Google Maps ►

 

Dudley Assisted Living Centre

1 Jack Newell Court, Ebenezer Street, Coseley  WV14 9LP    Telephone: (0300) 555 0055
Website: www.dudley.gov.uk                           View location on Google Maps ►  

 

Dundee Independent Living Centre
Unit T Charles Bowman Avenue, Dundee DD4 9UB        Telephone 01382 307631
Website: http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/dilc
Email: dilc@dundeecity.gov.uk                           View location on Google Maps ►       

 

Disabled Living Centre - Dunstable
Dunstable Disability Resource Centre, Poynters House, Dunstable LU5 4TP         
Telephone: 01582 470900 
Website: www.drcbeds.org.uk  
Email: information@drcbeds.org.uk                    View location on Google Maps ►

 

Disabled Living Centre - Elgin 
Independent Living Centre, Moray Resource Centre, Elgin, Scotland IV30 1RX 
Telephone: 01343 551339 
Website: www.moray.gov.uk
Email: info.ilc@moray.gov.uk                            View location on Google Maps ►

 

Independent Living Centre - Exeter

Devon House, Newton Abbot TQ12 4PB         Telephone: 01392 380181
Website: devon.cc/ilc
Email: ilc-exeter@devon.gov.uk                        View location on Google Maps ►

 

Disabled Living Centre - Grangemouth

Dundas Resource Centre, Oxgang Road, Grangemouth FK3 9EF
Telephone: 01324 506000
Website: www.falkirk.gov.uk
Email: lindsay.russell@falkirk.gov.uk                View location on Google Maps ►

 

Disabled Living Centre - Grantham, Lincolnshire
Unity House, 22 Tollemache Road South, Spittlegate Level, Grantham 
NG31 7UH - nearest one to Leicester
Telephone: 0345 054 7171
Website: http://www.redcross.org.uk/en/Where-we-work
Email: adminlincs@redcross.org

 

East Sussex Disability Association

1 Faraday Close, Eastbourne BN22 9BH    Telephone: 01323 514515
Website: www.esda.org.uk
Email: info@esda.org.uk                                   View location on Google Maps ►

 

Guideposts Trust Independent Living Centre
Abingdon Resource and Wellbeing Centre, Crabtree Place, Abingdon OX14 3GD
Telephone: 01235 524857
Website: www.guidepostsuk.org.uk
Email: ilc@guideposts.org.uk                          View location on Google Maps

 

Halton Independent Living Centre

Collier Street, Halton, Cheshire WA7 1HB             Telephone: 01928582920
Website: www.bridgewater.nhs.uk/halton
Email: ann.jeffers or patricia.spoor @bridgewater.nhs.uk
Helpline: www.halton.gov.uk                            View location on Google Maps ►

 

Hartford Independent Living Centre

5 Hartford Business Centre, Chester Road, Hartford CW8 2AB   Telephone: 01606 881980
Website: www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
Email: jackie.waring@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk    View location on Google Maps ►

 

Hertfordshire Action on Disability, Welwyn Garden City
The Woodside Centre, Welwyn Garden City AL7 4DD    
Telephone: 01707 324581
Website: www.hadnet.org.uk
Email: exhibition@hadnet.org.uk
Helpline: 01707 324581                                 View location on Google Maps ►

 

Hillingdon Independent Living Centre (closed January 2018)

Wood End Centre, Judge Heath Lane, Hillingdon UB3 2PB   Telephone: 01895 484880
Website: www.cnwl.nhs.uk/service/hillingdon-centre-for-independent-living-hcil/
Email: cnw-tr.hcfil@nhs.net                                View location on Google Maps ►

 

Inspire Community Trust - Kent

20 Whitehall Lane, Slade Green, DA8 2DH      Telephone: 020 3045 5100
Website: www.inspirecommunitytrust.org
Email: info@inspirecommunitytrust.org           View location on Google Maps ►

 

Isle of Man Independent Living Centre

Level 1,Community Health Centre, Douglas IM1 4BR    Telephone: 01624 642561
Website: https://www.gov.im/categories/caring-and-support/independent-living-centre/                                                  View location on Google Maps ►

 

People Matter IW – Newport, Isle of Wight 

Independent Living Centre, 11 Orchard Street. Newport PO30 1J2   Telephone: 01983 241494
Website: www.peoplematteriw.org/
Email: admin@peoplematteriw.org            View location on Google Maps ►

 

William Merritt Disabled Living Centre, Leeds 
Aire House, 100 Town Street, Rodley, Leeds LS13 1HP   Telephone: 0113 350 8989
Website: www.wmdlc.org/independent-living-centre
Email: info@wmdlc.org                                     View location on Google Maps ►

 

Disabled Living Centre - Liverpool

Life House, Summers Road, Liverpool L3 4BL
Telephone: 0151 709 0121
Website: www.disabilitytradingcompany.co.uk
Email: liverpoolmills@disabilitypartnership.org.uk      View location on Google Maps ►

 

Disabled Living Foundation -  London

DLF, Unit 1, 34 Chatfield Road, Wandsworth SW11 3SE
Telephone: 020 7289 6111
Website: www.dlf.org.uk
Email: info@dlf.org.uk
Helpline: 0300 999 0004                                    View location on Google Maps ► 

 

Disabled Living Centre - Lothian
Smart Centre, Astley Ainslie Hospital, Lothian, Scotland EH9 2HL
Telephone: 0131 537 9190
Website: www.smart.scot.nhs.uk
Email: Lothian.dlc@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk        View location on Google Maps ►

 

Disabled Living Centre - Manchester

Burrows House, 10 Priestley Road, Worsley M28 2LY
Telephone: 0161 607 8200
Website: www.disabledliving.co.uk
Email: info@disabledliving.co.uk
Helpline: 0161 839 8383                                    View location on Google Maps ►

 

Milton Keynes Centre for Integrated Living

330 Saxon Gate West, Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES
Telephone: 01908 231344
Website: www.mkcil.org.uk
Email: info@mkcil.org.uk
Helpline: 01908 234000                                    View location on Google Maps ►

 

Disabled Living Centre - Newcastle Upon Tyne

Disability North, The Dene Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne  NE3 1PH
Telephone: 0191 284 0480
Website: www.disabilitynorth.org.uk
Email: reception@disabilitynorth.org.uk              View location on Google Maps ►

 

Norfolk Coastal Centre for Independent Life

Wood Farm Lane, Gorleston, Gt Yarmouth NR31 9AQ
Telephone: 01493 663626
Website: www.nccfil.co.uk
Email: nccfil@redcross.org.uk                           View location on Google Maps ► 

 

Northamptonshire Centre for Independent Living

Gladstone Road Resource Centre, Gladstone Road, Northampton NN5 7EJ
Telephone: 01604 588501
Website: www.northamptonshirecil.org.uk
Email: information@northamptonshirecil.org.uk    View location on Google Maps ► 

 

Disabled Living Centre- Semington
Wiltshire & Bath Independent Living Trust, St George's Road, Semington BA14 6JQ
Telephone: 01380 871007
Website: www.ilc.org.uk
Email: welcome.ilc.semington@googlemail.com        View location on Google Maps ►

 

Shrewsbury Independent Living Centre

The Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Shrewsbury SY1 4NG   Telephone: 01743 210820
Website: http://www.ilp-ltd.co.uk/
Email: info@ilp-ltd.co.uk                            View location on Google Maps ►

 

Better Living Centre, Solihull
Unit 4 Elmdon Trading Estate, Bickenhill Lane Solihull B37 7HE  
Telephone: 01213 290909
Website: solihull.mylifeportal.co.uk/betterlivingcentre 
Email: blc@solihull.gov.uk                                  View location on Google Maps ►

 

Disabled Living Centre - Truro

Tremorvah Industries, Unit 8 Threemilestone Industrial Estate, Truro TR4 9LD
Telephone: 01872 324340
Website: www.tremorvah.co.uk
Email: enquiries@tremorvah.cornwall.gov.uk            View location on Google Maps ►

 

North Wales Resource Centre For Disabled People

Glan Clwyd Hospital, Sarn Lane, Rhyl  LL18 5UJ    Telephone: 01745 448 288
Website: www.disabilityresourcecentre.uk               View location on Google Maps ► 

 

Warrington Centre for Independent Living

Beaufort Street, Warrington, Cheshire WA5 1BA
Telephone: 01925 240064
Website: www.disabilitypartnership.org.uk
Email: info@disabilitypartnership.org.uk             View location on Google Maps ►

 

Equipment & Demonstration Centre - Weston-Super-Mare

Winterstoke Road, Weston-Super-Mare BS23 3YW
Helpline: 0300 323 0700
Website: www.wecr.org.uk
Email: info@wecr.org.uk                       View location on Google Maps ► 

 

Disabled Living Centre - Wolverhampton
Neville Garratt Centre for Independent Living
Wolverhampton City Council, Wolverhampton WV1 3PR
Telephone: 01902 553648
Website: http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/article/2799/Neville-Garratt-Centre-for-independent-living
Email: info.ces@wolverhampton.gov.uk        View location on Google Maps ►