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Aids and adaptations

Making changes to your home or using specific aids can help you carry out day-to-day activities and may allow you to stay in your home.

If you think your would benefit from an aid or adaption, please contact us. If you live in sheltered accommodation, please speak to your Scheme Manager.

Minor adaptations may include grab rails, handrails and lever taps.
Major adaptations may include showers, stair lifts and ramps.

If you want a minor adaptation, we will order the work and aim to get it done within 28 days, as long as funding is available. If you want a major adaptation, we will help you contact an Occupational Therapist to assess your needs.

The Occupational Therapist

The Occupational Therapist will assess your needs and recommend adaptations. Social Services may pay for the adaptation with a Disabled Facilities Grant. If they don’t, you will go on our waiting list for adaptations. Our Property team will visit you when we are ready to proceed with the work. We aim to complete major adaptations within 12 months of receiving an Occupational Therapist’s referral, as long as funding is available.

Your options

If we can’t adapt your home we will discuss other options with you, such as whether we can offer you another home that would meet your needs. If we can’t adapt your home due to financial reasons, we will talk to you about other options, such as finding you aids from an alternative provider.