Examples of adaptations
Housing adaptations for people with a disability are split into two categories - major and minor.
Minor adaptations which do need a referral
There are other minor adaptations which require referral to an occupational therapist to assess your needs.
Examples of this include:
- installing a level access shower
- installing of an over bath shower
- installing of non-slip surface
- providing storage space for wheelchair
- fitting ramps
- fitting special baths
- installing special toilets
- adding a step in shower
- widening doors for wheelchair access
- installing an intercom & door unlock systems
- creating paved areas for wheelchairs
We are also responsible for carrying out certain major adaptations to tenant's homes.
Examples of major adaptations include:
- bathroom extensions (ground floor showers & W.C’s)
- bedroom extensions
- major internal changes
- redesign or re-organisation of existing kitchen
- vertical through floor lifts.
Change of heating
If you require an adaptation which is not listed here, please contact your local district office for details of how you can ask for this type of work.