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Aids and adaptations for your home

Aids and adaptations can help you to stay living independently, by making everyday tasks in your home simpler.

A wide range of equipment and bespoke adaptations can help make living in your home easier and safer.

To make a referral to the Wellbeing Service, call 01522 782140.

Access to simple aids for daily living

The Wellbeing Service makes it easy to access simple equipment that can make the world of difference to your home life.

A wide range of equipment is available to help make everyday life easier. This may be a kettle tipper to make it easier for you to pour hot water, or it may be a chair raiser so you are more comfortable when relaxing in your home.

We will help you to choose the most suitable equipment, and will then set it up for you free of charge.

You can purchase your equipment through the Wellbeing Service, or we can support you to source equipment from other suppliers.

Adaptations to your home

The Wellbeing Service can provide minor adaptations to your home or help you arrange major adaptations.

Adaptations can help you to stay safe by reducing the likelihood of falls and accidents around the home. During your assessment, we can look at how you move around your home and help you to identify adaptations and equipment that could improve access to and within your home.

Minor adaptations

A minor adaptation is a small change to your home to make it easier for you to live in. Minor adaptations include:

  • grab and hand rails - so you can use your arms to help you move around your home
  • second banister rail - to make it easier to go up and down stairs
  • simple alterations to enable easier access to and from your home.

Major adaptations

We can offer advice and guidance about major adaptations, either through self-funding or helping you to complete your initial application for a Disabled Facilities Grant, if appropriate.

An example of a major adaptation is the construction of a downstairs shower room which has no steps, for easy access.

Disabled Facilities Grants applications are usually made through district councils.

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Last updated: 6 July 2016

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