Aids and adaptations

If you or someone who lives with you needs changes to be made to your home due to age, disability or illness we may be able to help by improving or adapting your home. There are two types of adaptations; minor adaptations and major adaptations.

Examples of minor adaptations we can carry out include:

  • Grab rails
  • Extra stair rails
  • Lever taps
  • Level access thresholds
  • Half steps to doors
  • Visual or vibrating alarms connected to your fire detectors

If your home requires a major adaptation you will need to contact social services. They can arrange for an assessment of your home to be carried out by an occupational therapist, who will then contact us with their recommendations.

Major adaptations include:

  • Walk-in showers
  • Ramps
  • Stair-lifts
  • Car hardstanding
  • Ground-floor bedroom or bathroom facilities

If you need adaptations, we will visit you to check what work is needed. Minor adaptations can usually be finished in a few weeks, but major adaptations can take six months or even longer. If the structure of your home means we cannot adapt it or it would be too expensive, we may offer to rehouse you in a property that better meets your needs.

For further information please contact your Neighbourhood Officer or Supported Housing Officer on 0300 303 2500 or email