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About Loan Options

North Lanarkshire Council have over 100 types of equipment available for loan (free of charge) from Making Life Easier. If you want to get access to any of them you need to register on this website.

It is very important that North Lanarkshire Council know that the equipment they loan is suitable for both you and your home. So you will need to follow the steps below before you can order a loan item.

  • Register for FREE
    • It is confidential
    • We will ask for your address as you need to be a resident in North Lanarkshire for items to be loaned to you.
  • Complete a "Personalised self-help review" for your area of need.
    • Begin answering questions about yourself and your home and you will be able to see filtered products. Not all solutions will be suitable for you, so do not feel disheartened if some products are ruled out at the start.

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