Aids & adaptations

Aids & adaptations

We want you to love your home as much as we do, and to feel comfortable living in it for as long as you want. Whether you’d like grab rails to help you move safely around your home, or Kitchen alterations to help you cook and prepare food, we can help you adapt your home to suit your needs. For larger aids and adaptations, you may need to speak to Occupational Health or your local authority, but we’ll talk you through the process and help you find out what funding is available.

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Minor adaptations

These are alternations we can make without an assessment from a healthcare professional or Occupational Therapist (OT) and can be requested via our Aids and Adaptations co-ordinator in Flagship Services. 

Examples of minor adaptations: 

  • Grab rails 
  • Sliding doors 
  • Additional bannisters 
  • New or relocated plug sockets 
  • Keysafes 
  • Lever taps 

Major adaptations

These are significant changes which are more expensive and often require a specialist contractor to do. 

Examples of major adaptations: 

  • Altering steps, ramps, or doors to help you get in and out of your home
  • Over-bath or level access showers or specialist toilets to make your bathroom easier to use 
  • Kitchen alternations to help you cook and prepare food 
  • Dropped kerbs or new paths so you can explore your community and visit your neighbours 
  • Hoists and stair lifts to help you move around your home
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Apply for funding

You could receive a grant from your local council if you're disabled and need to make changes to your home. These grants help to cover the cost of major adaptations and are means tested, so depending on your financial situation, you may need to pay for some of the work.

You'll be assessed by an Occupational Therapist at the County Council, who will make recommendations to your local authority. Your local authority will then be in touch to discuss your needs and work out if you’re eligible for the grant. Requests are prioritised based on how urgent your need is, which will be decided following an in-depth conversation with you at the start of the process.

Get in touch

If you'd like to know more about aids and adaptations or would like to start the process for having a minor adaptation made to your home, please get in touch using the form below or via any of our other contact routes.