Formed in March 2005 Inspire Community Trust (Inspire) has progressed rapidly and effectively to improve and develop facilities for people in Bexley and the surrounding areas. The valued partnership with the London Borough of Bexley has made the set up of Inspire possible through a funding arrangement which has enabled continuity and the opportunity to plan for the future.
A wide range of services are provided from the Independent Living Centre (ILC) at Slade Green. The Centre is also the hub of community provision for a wide range of services available to people with a disability or sensory impairment. Offices at both Crayford and Sidcup also run Wheelchair Services and the supply through purchase or rental, maintenance, preventative maintenance and decontamination of pressure area care and other equipment to the local and wider areas.
Inspire Medicare Services work with the NHS, public and private sector care environments through to schools and individuals to offer equipment provision and managed services.
The main Centre offers a range of services planned and designed to meet the needs of the service users. Inspire works in partnership with number of voluntary organisations, serving particular specialist needs, some of which are based at the ILC. Inspire services are accessible by all communities and individuals living in the area of service.
Inspire is in a position to meet the challenges of the future in helping people to make their own choices regarding service delivery. The developing Inspire Independent Living Centre is poised to introduce an improved equipment resource in order that specialist equipment for people with disabilities and those who have sensory impairments be available for inspection, trial, purchase or issue. The partnership working with the London Borough of Bexley and the Bexley Care Trust will continue with a view to service developments.
We also seek to work in developing services in partnership with other local authorities, the NHS as well as organisations in the private sector.
Inspire is committed to the principles of equality in delivering its services.