An adaptation is a special fixture or fitting that is designed to help you with your day-to-day living, improve your mobility in and around your home and improve access to your home.
Minor adaptations include grab rails, banister rails, key safes and lever taps. Usually these types of minor adaptations can be quickly arranged and installed. Please note grab rails/hand rails will only be positioned as marked by a health professional, as an inappropriately placed rail can be more detrimental then not having one.
Major adaptations are larger changes to your home. These could include wheelchair ramps, wet rooms and stair lifts. We have limited funding for this type of adaptation, although residents can seek independent funding through a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG). Major adaptations are subject to a full assessment by an occupational therapist who works with your Local Authority (see contact numbers at the bottom of the page).