Disabled persons - Housing adaptations for people with disabilities (11.8.22)
11. 8. 22
Disabled persons - Housing adaptations for people with disabilities
Updated: January 2017
Words you may need to know
Adaptation - to change or modify something
Listed building - a building which has been given a special category by the Planning Department as it is considered to be special in some way
Site of Special Interest- a building or place that has been listed by the Planning Department as it is considered special in some way
Disability - a medical condition which makes it difficult to carry out normal daily activities
Proposed adaptations - changes you want to make
Supported - confirmed, further proof available
Occupational Therapist - this is someone who assesses someone's ability to carry out normal living tasks and looks to find ways to assist or help them
Applicant - the person who wants to apply for the grant or help
Means tested - this means that the applicant will be asked for details of their income and outgoings, also how much savings etc they have. If you have more than a certain amount you may not qualify for any help or may have to put some money (contribute) towards the adaptation.
Assess - carry out tests, work out what is needed
Adaptations to listed buildings and Sites of Special Interest
Home adaptations for people with disabilities
Under the following two schemes, any proposed adaptations to the home must be supported by a report from an Occupational Therapist who will assess the needs of the applicant in their home.
The schemes require applicants to be means tested to work out whether they will need to contribute towards the cost of the adaptation.
- For more information about the grants scheme for people who live in private sector accommodation (whether rented or owned), or housing trust accommodation, contact Occupational Therapy. Please click on the leaflet and the insert for more details.
- The scheme for Andium Homes (Social Housing), is administered by the Independent Living Team, see leaflet 11.8.22(B)1.