An adaptation is a piece of equipment, extra fitting or minor
alteration to your home.
If you or a family member would benefit from some
changes to your home to make life easier and safer, an adaptation
— grab rails and hand rails
— a walk-in shower
— an over-bath shower
— widening doorways
— door entry systems
— hoists or lifting equipment
— specialist bathroom equipment
— access ramps
— vibrating smoke alarms
— lever taps
— low level kitchen units.
How we can help
We want to meet your needs and make your home
as suitable as possible.
We need to consider a number of things before making
a decision to go ahead, such as whether there is a recognised need
for the adaptation.
Sometimes we are unable to make the changes
you request. It may be that the work is too expensive or it could
affect the structure of the house and make it unsafe.
In these cases, we could help you move to a
suitable alternative home. We would make every effort to make sure
you are happy with the outcome. There are certain things we are
unable to do, including:
— removing existing adaptations unless
recommended by an
— removing stair lifts to install carpets, furniture, etc
— pay for medical evidence
— install central heating as an adaptation.
How to apply
You can apply for an adaptation to your home
by speaking to a member of staff.
For more information on how we may be able to
help you read the Adaptations to your home leaflet.