Most people want to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible.
We may be able to help you to make changes to your home environment if you are having problems with:
- getting up and down stairs
- getting in and out of your home
- getting in and out of the bath or shower
- moving around.
These changes are called adaptations.
Making a referral
Our Occupational Therapy service will need to carry out an assessment of your home.
They will consider:
- your needs
- whether you rent or own your home
- whether the layout and structure of your home is suitable.
They will make a recommendation on the best options to support your living needs. This could include:
- installing a ramp or stair lift
- adapting features in your home such as widening external and internal doors
- improving access to rooms and facilities - eg stairlifts removal of bath for a level access shower (wet room)
After the assessment, we will send the referral and recommendations to our Private Housing team who will work out if the adaptations are practical.