Adapting or improving homes

Advice and support for elderly or disabled people on equipment and adaptations to their homes. Home repairs, handyperson service and garden maintenance.

Accessible homes grants

Means tested grants are available to help people adapt their homes by improving outside lighting, fitting showers, stair lifts and grab rails. Small adaptations can be carried out quickly depending on the applicant's needs, other works will require an assessment by an Occupational Therapist to establish current and future needs. Providing assistance to move house may be offered if their current home is difficult to adapt to their needs.

Adaptations for elderly and disabled people

The Accessible Homes Agency provides essential adaptations to the homes of elderly and disabled people to help them live independently and safely in their homes. A range of adaptations are provided that improve access into and around the home and make it easier to use essential facilities in the home, such as a bath or shower.

Garden maintenance

A gardening service for people over 60 or those who have a disability. Work carried out includes lawn mowing, weeding, pruning and leaf clearance.

Handyperson service

The Handyperson Service can assist people with a disability and anyone over 60, who lives in their own home or rented property, with small jobs.

Home from hospital

The Home from Hospital service; helping you return home after a stay in hospital.

Home repairs

The Home Improvement Service can provide information and assistance to elderly, vulnerable and lower income home-owners to carry out essential work to remain safe and warm in their own homes. The team can offer help and advice, access to contractors and low cost repayment loans for essential works for qualifying owner occupiers.

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