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Living Better Lives (ASC)

Living Better Lives Resource Centre (previously the STAR Centre)

New address

The Living Better Lives Resource Centre (previously the STAR Centre) is now located at: 

22 Royal Industrial Estate
Jarrow
NE32 3HR

The Community Equipment Service is based at the Living Better Lives Resource Centre in Jarrow.

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

Visiting the Living Better Lives Resource Centre

To visit the Living Better Lives Resource Centre, you need to be referred by a doctor or the Let's Talk team. To contact the Let's Talk team, call 0191 424 6000 or email LetsTalk@southtyneside.gov.uk.

Once you have had an assessment, you can try out equipment by appointment with your Occupational Therapist.

Finding the right products for you

A useful resource is AskSARA. AskSARA provides advice and helps you find products that make daily living easier. It is an easy-to-use, award-winning self-help guide that is particularly useful if you are not sure what items might help you.

There are three easy steps:

  1. Choose from a list of topics
  2. Answer some questions
  3. Receive a personalised report with impartial advice and relevant product suggestions

Visit AskSARA for personalised advice and products




Equipment at the Living Better Lives Resource Centre

There are demonstration areas where you can try out the equipment in a suitable setting. To do this, you need to be referred by a doctor or the Let's Talk team. To contact the Let's Talk team, call 0191 424 6000 or email LetsTalk@southtyneside.gov.uk. Once you have had an assessment, you can try out equipment by appointment with your Occupational Therapist.

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

Shower room area

Equipment on display:

  • Shower chairs
  • Shower stools
  • Grab rails

  • Living Better Lives Resource Centre
  • 22 Royal Industrial Estate
    Jarrow
    NE32 3HR

  • 0191 423 0200

Request help with care

Need to talk to someone for advice about the right support for you, a friend or relative?

Our team of trained advisers is here to help guide you to the right support to help you remain independent.

Email the team at LetsTalk@southtyneside.gov.uk or call 0191 424 6000.

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