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About My Equipment Newcastle

What is My Equipment Newcastle?

My Equipment Newcastle is a simple visual tool designed to help an individual and/or their family to understand how to shape their progress against certain milestones.

Take a professional style assessment at your own pace and on your own terms

My Equipment Newcastle is tailored to the individual users, which means that the advice, services, e-marketplaces or self-help sites suggested will be available in their local area and are intended to be relevant to their requirements. It is our aim to offer a range of possible solutions so that you can pick the method that is best for you.

Backed by expert opinion and years of research

The ADL Platform is a collaboration between ADL Smartcare and the Newcastle University Institute for Ageing. From our combined research, we've assessed nearly 3 million products and we have 5000 years of combined professional experience and training. My Equipment Newcastle is currently available to those in the Newcastle City Council area.

Features of My Equipment Newcastle

With My Equipment Newcastle, you can create goals to manage your ageing at a rate that suits you. Choose from a range of web apps to build your personal ageing goals, from different areas of the home to the LifeCurve.

Mobile and tablet compatible - access My Equipment Newcastle from anywhere

My Equipment Newcastle is designed to work on a wide range of different devices, from smartphones to desktops to tablets. My Equipment Newcastle works best on the latest browsers - click here to find out more about updating your browser (external link).