Getting help to adapt your home

 

Did you know you could be eligible for financial help to get your home adapted?

 

That means you could get funding for things to help you stay in the home you love – everything from handrails and grabrails to wetrooms and fully-adjustable kitchens.

 

If you are elderly, disabled or have a long-term health condition, you have the right to have a ‘care needs assessment’ carried out by your local council’s social services team. Following this, you may be given help through Disabled Facilities Grants to install features which will make it easier to get around your home.

 

The level of support available depends on what adaptations you may need, and work will be carried out by trusted experts, like official home improvement agencies like us.

 

Work could include:

 

  • Widening doors
  • Installing ramps
  • Lowering bathroom and kitchen facilities
  • Installing stairlifts
  • Adapting heating systems and their controls
  • Replacing baths with walk-in showers

 

Even if you aren’t eligible for a Disabled Facilities Grant, your local council may be able to find alternative solutions to help you.

 

For more information, see your local council’s website.

Home adaptations

We can help from start to finish. Tell us your issue and we’ll come up with a solution and fit it for you. We’ll even sort out any building regulations.

 

We can help fit specially designed equipment to help make your home more accessible and easier to get around. We’ll take into account any current or future needs, as well as taste and budget – making sure you can stay in your home for longer.

 

We specialise in adaptations for people living with dementia and visual impairment and can incorporate a range of features to lower stress, minimise confusion and enhance visibility when using facilities.

 

In bathrooms, we can install walk-in showers or wet rooms to reduce the risk of tripping, slipping, scalding and flooding and to enhance wellbeing and confidence.

In kitchens, we can install low access or adjustable units to suit the needs of multiple people and wheelchair spaces underneath work surfaces, hobs or sinks.

We can also fit stair lifts and handrails to make going up the stairs easier for people with limited mobility.

 

Outside the property, we can also install access ramps in keeping with gardens and patios.

 

We can also work on complex home conversions and extensions, helping provide ground floor accommodation.

 

Whatever the problem, we’re likely to have a solution. Get in touch and ask us about our design service.