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Adaptations to your home

If you are finding it hard to manage in your current house or flat, you may want to consider altering or adapting it to suit your needs.

  • You can get information, advice and help on all aspects of making alterations to your home from your local council's housing department.
  • You may be eligible for a Disabled Facilities Grant from your local council to pay for alterations. Grants are means-tested and applicants must have a permanent and substantial disability in order to be considered. An Occupational Therapy assessment is required to support the request for a grant.
  • You could search our Community Directory for house or garden help.
  • If your home needs major adaptations to make it suitable for your needs, you may wish to consider other housing options.

Further information

Age UK produce a guide, Adapting your home, which can be read online or printed off
Independent Age has advice about home adapations.
Disability Rights UK have a Factsheet on Housing Grants.

Last reviewed: 21/04/2016

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Age UK guide Adapting your home

Disabled Facilities Grant

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