Adaptations are changes made to your home to make it easier, if you are disabled or an older person, to live independently in your own home. There are two types of adaptations – minor and major.
Minor adaptations are fixed alterations that cost less than £1,000. Examples include:
- grab rails
- hand rails
- door-entry systems
- alterations to steps
- widening of a door or path
Major adaptations are alterations that normally cost more than £1,000. Examples include:
- vertical lift
- shower over a bath
- level-access shower
- ceiling track hoist
Major adaptations can include internal and external changes to the layout of a property. However, it is only in very exceptional circumstances that a property will be extended. There will also be some situations where it will be appropriate to explore the option of alternative accommodation.
How much does it cost?
If you're eligible an assessment of your needs for adult social care will be carried out to see if you qualify for the service, which will include details of cost.
Help with adaptations to the home and aids are available for people who have a serious disability which cause them to be permanently and substantially disabled – whether a Council tenant or living in private accommodation.
What happens next?
An Assessing Officer or the Occupational Therapy Team will then get in touch to arrange an assessment.
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