Aids and adaptations

As time goes by, you may want to make alterations to your home that allow you to live more safely and independently. We may be able to help with installing minor adaptations such as grab rails, lever taps and window winders. Please contact us to discuss your needs on 01403 226000. In some cases, our consultant occupational therapist will visit you to assess what adaptations would suit you best.

Aids and adaptations

If you require a portable aid, such as a trolley or battery-operated bath seat, this is usually provided by your local health trust or can be purchased privately.

Larger adaptations

If you need more extensive adaptations (usually those costing more than £1000), such as a level-access shower or stairlift, you will need to contact your local council. You may be eligible for a Disabled Facilities Grant to cover the cost of the work. Please let us know what is planned before any work goes ahead.

Maintenance

We are responsible for maintaining any adaptations we have fitted. Usually, we will also maintain adaptations which have been funded by the local council. We will not, however, maintain any items supplied and fitted by yourself or a private organisation. If you are arranging your own adaption, you may wish to consider taking out your own breakdown insurance with the supplier.

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