Adapting your own home Click to get info
- portable access ramps
- grab rails around the home
- reducing the height of steps
- widening doorways so you can use a wheelchair
- permanent ramping
- replacing bath or shower unit with a walk in level access shower
- adding a downstairs toilet, bathroom or bedroom so you don't have to use the stairs
- installing low level kitchen units.
Buying or renting an already adapted home
How we provide adaptations Click to get info
Our external providers Medequip will fit small minor adaptations, such as stair and grab rails, to improve your safety if recommended by an occupational therapist.
Arrangements will be made for these to be installed.
Major adaptations via a Disabled Facility Grant (DFG)
Recommendations for improving access to your home and facilities may also be made. Examples of major works include, widening doorways, installing ramps (for a permanent wheelchair-user) and stair-lifts.
The responsibility and process for providing any adaptations will depend on who owns your property. It will be funded either by the landlord if you live in a council or housing association property, or through a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) if you’re an owner occupier or private tenant.
We use external contractors via Metropolitan Home improvement agency to do major pieces of work if adaptation such as wheelchair access, or a walk in shower is required, as recommended by an occupational therapist.
Adaptations are not provided to people residing in a residential or nursing home.
Paying towards the service Click to get info
The advice and assessment is free.
If you’re a council tenant, adaptations to your property are free.
If you’re a housing association tenant, they will make their own funding arrangements.
Adaptations in private or rented properties are free up to a certain value. Staff will give you further advice.