Aids and adaptions
You may find that because of illness or becoming less mobile that your current home is no longer suitable for you.
To help you remain independent in your own home we can sometimes carry out minor adaptations or supply and fit aids. Examples include:
|Clothes line||Repositioning of clothes hanging rails internally or externally|
|Doors||Letter cage/delivery shelf|
|Doors||Protective edging to door frames|
|Doors||Suitable ironmongery (e.g. lever in place of knob handles, pull handles and rails to doors or kicking plates and lowering of locks)|
|Key safe||Where this is an appropriate and more cost effective solution to the provision of a remote door entry system|
|Windows||Window modification or provision of remote control window opening.|
|Handrail (external)||Handrails at front and / or rear entrance of dwelling|
|Handrail (external)||Additional handrail/s or guarding to existing ramps or steps (also to other parts of the dwelling where necessary)|
|Handrail (internal)||Handrail/s / grab-rails in bathrooms|
|Handrail (internal)||Additional handrail or handrails to staircase (also to other parts of the dwelling where necessary).|
|Kitchen wall units||Lowering of high wall hung cupboards|
|Heating||Thermostat or heating control relocation|
|Lights (external)||Adequate provision over and above standard lighting requirements|
|Lights (internal)||Light switch replacement with ‘rocker’ or remote control switches|
|Lights (internal)||Increased lighting provision above standard requirements for people with visual impairments|
|Lights (internal)||Sensory aids for people with hearing impairments such as smoke detectors and door entry strobes|
|Steps||Definition of step edges for people with visual impairment|
|Taps||Lever taps provision to replace screw-down taps.|
|Electrics||Relocation of power sockets / switches at a convenient level|
If you need help, please send us a letter from your doctor or occupational therapist explaining what you need and why you need it.
We will then consider your request and, in some cases, a joint visit will be carried out by our Technical Services Officer and your Occupational Therapist.
Where it is not cost effective for the work to be carried out, we will discuss alternative options with you, such as a transfer to more suitable accommodation.