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Adapting your home

Published on 08 February 2022

Adaptations to a property can assist with daily living and improve quality of life.

Use this service to request for alterations to your home. Please provide as much detail as possible. The request should take around 5 minutes.

Sign in to request an alteration to your home

Before you start

There are two kinds of adaptations: minor and major.

Minor adaptations

Minor adaptations (up to the cost of £300) are small items such as:

  • grab rails
  • lever taps
  • bathroom rails

Places for People will cover the cost of this work and our own contractors will carry out the work. Multiple minor adaptations may made on a single property up to the value of £1,000.

Major adaptations

Major adaptations include:

  • level access showers
  • stair lifts
  • adapted kitchens

These get referred to your Local Authority for an Occupational Therapy assessment.

An approved adaptation may be eligible for a Disabled Facilities Grant. These grants are means tested and you may need to pay for some of the work yourself.

Eligibility criteria

You must agree to accept responsibility for maintaining and repairing any improvement made during your tenancy.
The alteration must not cause damage to the property.
The proposals cannot conflict with any planning regulations.
We may request a property is reinstated if an improvement is carried out without permission.

How long will it take?

Once all the relevant information is received, the application will be reviewed and you will be contacted within one month of the application being received. If any further information is required you will be contacted by email.

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