A step by step guide to adapting your home

You may have specific needs that mean you need changes or improvements carried out to your home. We call these adaptations. If your home requires an adaptation, there are four main steps you need to follow.

You must not start work to your home until you have received grant approval from the Housing Executive.

There are four main steps to having adaptations made to your home:

Step 1: The occupational therapy assessment process

Your Occupational Therapist will visit your home and carry out an assessment. From there they will discuss the different options available to you. If your home requires adaptions to the bedrooms, showers, or ground floor toilets your Occupational Therapist will contact the grants office.

Step 2: Designing the adaptation

A grants officer will visit your home to see the property. This will make sure the adaptions fit your house. They will then explain the type and level of grant you will need.

Step 3: Getting your grant approved

If you are not receiving help from your local Home Improvement Agency, our grants staff can help you complete your forms.

If you have any problems contact the grants office.

If you do not qualify for a grant we may need to discuss alternatives.

Step 4: Building work and grant payment

The grants office will issue an approval. The work should start within eight weeks and finish within twelve months.

You should contact the grants office when the work is finished. We cannot pay the final grant until your builder has completed all the agreed work.

Examples of adaptations