Terms and Conditions for Assistive Technology
Equipment supplied to individuals from DES is provided through a rental model, where the service funds the ongoing supply of the item(s) until the person no longer needs it. DES therefore tracks these items and manages any repairs, maintenance and collections required.
Some smaller equipment items and all home modifications are considered to be consumable and become the responsibility of the person to care for and maintain once supplied.
When an item is provided by DES, there are terms and conditions placed on the provision of items to ensure they are looked after and to keep people safe.