For Professionals

A directory of all pages and services.

  • About Inspire
    • About Inspire
      Formed in March 2005 Inspire Community Trust (Inspire) has progressed rapidly and effectively to improve and develop facilities for people in Bexley. The valued partnership with the London Borough of Bexley has made this possible through a...
    • Inspire Board
      Inspire is managed by a Board of Trustees, which is accountable to the Charity Commission. Other groups and individuals contribute to the governance of Inspire. Inspire Board Members Ranjit BhamraChair Hugh...
    • Our Achievements
      Inspire Community Trust (Inspire) was formed following a Best Value Review of the London Borough of Bexley's own service for people with physical and sensory impairments, carried out between April 2002 and July 2003. Afterwards, the Council...
    • Services
      Services which people can buy directly from Inspire for independent living include: Occupational Therapy for assessment of daily living skills and rehabilitation Equipment shop - 'Try and Buy' Living Solutions Support with care planning Access...
    • Working in Partnership
      We work in partnership with the following organisations: Bexley Association of Disabled People (BADP) NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) London Borough of Bexley Bexley Deaf Centre Bexley SNAP (supporting parents with disabled...
  • Blue Badge and Freedom Pass
    • Blue Badge Scheme
      The Blue Badge scheme provides a range of parking benefits for disabled people who travel either as drivers or as passengers. The scheme operates throughout the UK. Having a Blue Badge helps people who have difficulty in walking to park close to...
    • Freedom Pass Scheme
      This scheme is operated by Inspire Community trust on behalf on the London Borough of Bexley.  The Freedom Pass allows for free travel on London’s public transport, 24 hours a day on buses, tubes, trams, DLR and off peak travel on...
    • Taxicard Scheme
      The scheme allows Londoners who have restricted mobility which prevents them from using busses or trains to travel in contractors' licensed radio taxis-black cabs- at subsidised rates. To be eligible users must be virtually unable to use buses or...
  • Blue Badge Information
    • How can I apply for a Blue Badge?
      Application forms for a Blue Badge can be collected from: any local Library in the Borough of Bexley (except for Bexley village or Slade Green Library) Civic Offices in Watling Street Inspire Community Trust, 20 Whitehall Lane, Slade Green, DA8...
    • What is a Mobility Assessment?
      If you do not meet the automatic criteria, you will be required to attend a mobility assessment. Our mobility assessors will assess you so we can see how your disability affects your walking. If you are invited to have a mobility assessment for...
    • Where do I send my application?
      Once the application has been completed and you have all the relevant documentation required, please Post or deliver your application to: Inspire Community Trust, 20 Whitehall Lane, Slade Green, DA8 2DH (opening times Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm);...
    • Will I Qualify for a Blue Badge?
      Blue Badges are issued to people who fulfil the specific criteria set by the Department for Transport, which is as follows: 1.  Automatic Qualification - People automatically qualify for a Blue Badge if they are over the age of two years old...
  • Find Us
    • Detailed Travel Advice
      20 Whitehall Lane, Slade Green, Kent, DA8 2DH Tel: 0203 045 5100 Website: www.inspirecommunitytrust.org By Train From London - Charing Cross, Waterloo East or London Bridge (40 minute journey).  Catch Dartford bound trains via...
    • How to get to Inspire
      Bus Routes: 89 - from Lewisham via Bexleyheath 99 - Bexleyheath 428 - from Dartford and Erith (dropped kerbs on both paths) Train: Ramped exit to Whitehall Lane from Slade Green Station - 800 yards (731m) to the Centre (dropped kerbs on...
  • Freedom Pass Scheme Information
    • Disabled Persons Freedom Pass
      The Freedom Pass for disabled people is funded by your local borough council and gives free travel on most public transport in London 24 hours a day (after 9.30am on most National Rail services within the London area), including all day at weekends...
    • Older Persons Freedom Pass
      The Freedom Pass for older people is funded by your local borough council and gives free travel on most public transport in London 24 hours a day (after 9.30am on most National Rail services within the London area), including all day at weekends and...
  • Getting Involved
    • Employment
      CAREER OPPORTUNITIES This page shows all the job opportunities that we are currently recruiting for accross Inspire.   WE ARE RECRUITING NOW! We are currently recruiting Personal Care Assistants (PA’s) and Home carers* to join our...
    • Events at Inspire
      In the meantime don't hestiate to call our main number if you want to find out what events are coming your way. // ...
    • Friends of Inspire
      THE “FRIENDS” AT INSPIRE Could you be a friend to the “Friends”? We are a group of people mostly relatives, who have volunteered our time to raise funds over the past 25 years to provide extra facilities and equipment for...
    • Volunteering at Inspire
      Our Team Our high quality services are provided by an outstanding team of professionals and volunteers with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Because of the specialised nature of some of our services we have people with very...
  • Services
    • Bexley Wheelchair Service
      If you use a wheelchair or have just been advised that you may need one, the wheelchair service based at Inspire is here to help. We provide a comprehensive service for people of all ages with long-term mobility problems and associated postural...
    • Day Support Services
      Provides day support for people with physical and sensory disabilities Gives a break to individuals, family and informal carers that support someone at home Provides social inclusion, advocacy goal planning and support planning Works closely...
    • Flexi-Homecare Services
      Inspire offers a first class flexible homecare service that is committed to enabling, empowering and enhancing the lives of people in their own homes and local communities. We offer a range of support packages and solutions which can be...
    • Individual Budget & Direct Payments
      Inspire provides support to individuals with Direct Payments (DP) and Individual Budgets (IB) who have chosen a self-managed support plan through an assessment  by their local authority to receive a self-managed support plan. This enables and...
    • Integrated Community Equipment
      Today the Integrated Community Equipment Service is housed at Inspire Community Centre, Slade Green, where it located to a purpose built warehouse in December 2012. The Warehouse which includes a Mezzanine deck and dedicated decontamination area...
    • Living Solutions Equipment Shop
      Coming soon is the all new online Living Solutions store. Bringing you all the best of our Living Solutions products with the convenience of purchasing online with delivery straight to your door. In the meantime our Living Solutions shop is...
    • Sensory Support Service
      The Sensory Support Service provides services to adults and children who are Deaf and hearing impaired, and also to people with sight loss and those with dual sensory impairments throughout the London Borough of Bexley. Following a specialist...
    • Special Needs Housing
      Help with Housing Housing Occupational Therapy Service Provides assessment and advice for people with physical disabilities applying for social housing in Bexley Provides recomendations to the Housing Allocation Department to gain medical...
  • Website Info
    • Accessibility
      This website has been designed to be as accessible as possible whilst maintaining it's visual interest. To achieve this a variety of features have been included. These are summarised below. Resizable Text We have not fixed the size of the textual...
    • Cookie Policy
      Use of Cookies - Summary The Cookies on this website consist of: Session cookies which help with form filling, remembering the information input when navigating between pages. These are destroyed when the browser window is closed. Google...
    • Privacy Policy
      The Collection of Personal Information Personal information from you, such as your name, email address or telephone number which is provided via our contact forms is treated as confidential information. Your email address will never be sold to 3rd...
    • Returns Policy – LIVING SOLUTIONS
      Terms and Conditions Unwanted Goods We want you to be happy with your purchase from Living Solutions.  If you’re not, please contact us to discuss this and return the product to us within 30 days of purchase, and we’ll exchange or...
    • Website Terms & Conditions
      This site is presented and operated by Inspire Community Trust from within the United Kingdom. Inspire Community Trust makes no representation that information or materials available on this site, or on other sites linked to this site, are...
  • Events
  • Testimonials
  • For Professionals
  • FAQ's
  • Contact

Testimonials

Anonymous

Many thanks for your help. I found the service excellent and your kind attitude was very much appreciated.  

Anonymous

Came for an assessment but was also helped with a walking stick and information on attendance allowance for us. For us, personally, you could not improve your service to us. You all attended my mother in a kind, friendly and professional way.

Opening hours: 09.00 – 17.00; Monday – Friday

Phone: 020 3045 5100

Email: info@inspirecommunitytrust.org

Frequently Asked Questions - General

Will the Freedom Pass be sent to my home address?

Those applying for the older persons pass will have their pass sent to their home address. Those applying for the disability pass will have to come to the Inspire office to collect their pass in person.

Will I need to be seen?

We like to carry out telephone assessments where possible, however if it is felt that you have more complex needs then you will need to be assessed face-to-face by one of our therapists.  This may take place at the wheelchair service clinic, at home, at another venue if suitable (e.g. at your day centre or your child’s school).

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