Equipment to help you in your home
We can provide a wide range of equipment and adaptations to help our tenants stay independent and enjoy their homes.
The equipment and adaptations we offer are tailored to the requirements of tenants who are elderly, disabled or have special needs such as mobility or visual impairments.
Minor adaptations that we can provide include:
- fitting simple ramps
- removing door edgings
- fitting support rails in the main entrance
- fitting stair rails and grab rails inside your home
- moving sockets
- fitting lever taps
- fitting safety glass.
If you have hearing or visual impairments, we can provide flashing doorbells and extra outside lighting.
Major adaptations that we can provide include:
- fitting lifts on stairs or through floors
- removing a bath and fitting walk-in or wet-floor showers
- fitting clos-o-mat toilets (shower toilets for disabled people)
- fitting hoists to the ceiling
- making adaptations to the kitchen or lowering kitchen units.
How to request adaptations
If you need minor adaptations to your home, contact your housing officer to explain the problem you are having. Your housing officer will arrange for an accredited assessor to assess your needs. Our specialist contractor will make any adaptations that are required in your home within 28 days of the assessment.
If you need major adaptations to your home, you should contact your local council or social services and ask for an assessment from an occupational therapist. The occupational therapist will visit you to assess your needs and will then send a referral to our Aids and Adaptations Team.
Our Aids and Adaptations Team will appoint a specialist to manage the work in your home and we will keep you up to date on progress.
If you require equipment or adaptations to help you in your home contact your housing officer or support worker.