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The STAR Centre

The Community Equipment Service is based at the STAR Centre in Hebburn.

We have a wide range of equipment that may help to maximise your independence if you are elderly or disabled.

There are demonstration areas at the STAR Centre where you can try out the equipment in a suitable setting.


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The STAR Centre
Victoria Road Industrial Estate, Victoria Road West, Hebburn, Tyne and Wear, NE31 1UB

Phone: 0191 423 0200

Request a care assessment

If you need a walking frame, please contact your local GP practice. To receive other equipment or get changes made to your home, we will first need to assess your needs to see what help you should receive.

Once we have assessed your needs we can visit you in your home, or you can visit our equipment showroom at the Star Centre.

You can request a care assessment for yourself or for someone you know.

Request a care assessment

Who can get help?
We can provide support to people facing substantial or critical risks to their independence or wellbeing. For those with moderate or low risks we can put you in touch with other organisations that might be able to help. Read more about who can get help with care.


Bathroom area

Equipment on display:

  • Ceiling track hoist
  • Bath seats
  • Bath boards
  • Raised toilet seats
  • Grab rails

Bedroom area

Equipment on display:

  • Ceiling track hoist
  • Mobile hoist
  • Bed lever
  • Pillow lifter
  • Bed raisers
  • Dressing aides

Living room area

Equipment on display:

  • Chair raisers
  • Raise and recline chair
  • Stair lift
  • Through floor lift
  • Home safety and personal protection equipment
  • Remote control doors, lights etc.

Shower room area

Equipment on display:

  • Shower chairs
  • Shower stools
  • Grab rails
  • A small selection of shower cubicles

Toilet area

The toilet demonstration area has a Clos-o-Mat automatic toilet that provides flushing, washing with warm water and gentle drying with warm air - all in one simple operation.

It is specially designed for people who may have restricted use of their hands.

It eliminates the need for assistance and restores privacy and dignity to those unable to cleanse themselves manually. It also provides standards of improved hygiene for all users.