Aids and Adaptations
We want all of our residents to enjoy the comfort of their own home and maintain as much independence as possible.
If you or a member of your family is finding it difficult to get into your home or move about freely inside we may be able to offer help. Aids and adaptations help elderly and disabled tenants remain independent in their home and include grab rails, wheelchair ramps, level-access showers and stair lifts.
How we can help?
If you apply for Aids and adaptations, we will follow up your application within 10 working days of receiving the request.
We will ask for confirmation of the adaptation needs from an Occupational Therapist or a recognised specialist in the condition for which the aid and adaptation is requested.
The local Aids & Adaptations team will be happy to answer any eligibility queries that you might have.
If the anticipated cost for the work is below £2,000, we will do this work for you and you will not need to apply for a Disability Facilities Grant.
If the anticipated costs exceed £2,000, we will pay for 50% of the works up to a maximum of £5,000. We will also help you apply for a Disability Facilities Grant. Once your application is completed it needs to be sent to your local authority for assessment. The decision on whether or not to fund the adaptations could take a minimum of three months depending on the local authority involved.
Disabled Facilities Grant
The maximum grant available is £30,000 which is means tested and based on your income and savings. If your application is unsuccessful we will work with you to find another solution.
Find out more about the Disabled Facilities Grant.
Home improvement agencies
If you are a homeowner or tenant of a private landlord, Home Improvement Agencies (sometimes known as ‘Care and Repair’ or ‘Staying Put’ agencies) will advise you on how to adapt, repair, improve and maintain your home.
This includes a review of the housing options open to you, including whether you are entitled to any help, welfare benefits, technical matters and other support services that you may need to help you stay in your own home.
For details of your local Home Improvement Agency, please call Foundations on 01457 891 909. The lines are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.