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Daily Living Centre

An information and advice service on all aspects of daily living products

What is a Daily Living Centre? 

  • We are a resource centre for individuals, carers, professionals and other interested organisations.
  • We are NOT a shop but we offer impartial advice and a wide range of information regarding products and tools-for-living to assist in maintaining an independent life style.
  • A qualified Occupational Therapist is available to give free, confidential, expert advice and information about products, the likely cost and where they can be purchased.
  • We offer practical solutions to difficulties concerning all aspects of daily living.

DLC Staff team

We offer a range of services

  • Enquiries can be made by telephone, fax, email, mail or text messaging and information on suitable products and suppliers can be emailed, faxed or posted to you.
  • Drop-in mornings are held on the first Thursday each month between 9.30am and 12.30pm, where you may view products on display and our accessible bathroom and kitchen.
  • Appointments with our Occupational Therapy staff to discuss your situation in greater depth.
  • Tours for induction purposes and for local organisations can be arranged by appointment.
  • Training and Product familiarisation days.

Daily living Centre phone number: 01323 514515

Where can I get these products?

  • The staff at the DLC can offer guidance and information regarding local and national retailers and suppliers.
  • Some products are available on loan from your Adult Social Care department, or from the Health Service. These services have eligibility criteria. For more information please contact Social Care Direct Tel: 0345 60 80 191 or email: socialcaredirect@eastsussex.gov.uk

 Buying points to consider 

  • Equipment and products can be expensive. It is important to make sure that the product is right for you. If you are at all unsure about whether the product is really suitable, you are welcome to contact the DLC for advice before you buy.
  • You can contact your local ESCC Trading Standards department to get advice about your consumer rights and the authenticity of product suppliers. Tel: 01323 418200
    This service is available to anyone by appointment only.

 

You can contact your local Trading Standards Office to get advice regarding Consumer Rights and ways to establish the authenticity of equipment suppliers.

Trading Standards Telephone No 01323 418 200

http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/community/tradingstandards/advice/consumerinfo.htm

trading.standards@eastsussex.gov.uk

Trading Standards 'Buy With Confidence' telephone number 01323 418215 (option 1) or visit:

www.eastsussex.gov.uk/buywithconfidence