If you, or a member of your household, are elderly, have a disability or a long-term illness, or just have difficulty getting around your home, help may be available.
Aids and adaptations can be arranged to help people live more independently, for example, by improving mobility, reducing the risk of falls, removing hazards and/or increasing safety and security in the home.
Minor adaptations include items such as grab rails to help with getting out of the bath, toilet riser seats, flashing smoke detectors, stair rails and lever taps. More major adaptations include items such as walk in showers, ramps and stair-lifts.
In order to make sure that you get the right help, you should contact your local authority and arrange for an Occupational Therapist to assess your needs. This assessment and advice is free. You may be eligible for a means-tested Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) or other assistance towards the cost of the adaptation. You will be advised of this during your assessment and we can assist you in making a grant application.
Please note that our permission is needed before any works can go ahead to one of our properties.
You can download a copy of our Aids & Adaptations Policy here.