How to apply for adaptations to your home, grants and financial help
What an adaptation is
If you're disabled, you may find it difficult to carry out day to day activities in your home.
An adaptation can:
- help you move around your home
- make it easier for your carers to look after you
Disabled adaptations include:
- stair lifts and through floor lifts
- ramps, rails and step lifts
- door widening for wheelchair access
- lower level units in kitchens lower level units in kitchens
- level access showers and other bathroom alterations such as raising your toilet
- improved heating
How to apply for an adaptation
Find out how you can get simple alterations or equipment, such as grab rails, hand rails or lever taps.
To apply for any other adaptations to your home, you’ll need to arrange an assessment with an Occupational Therapist.
For disabled adults
Care Direct for disabled adults
Fill in the Adult Care Referral form
Phone: 0117 922 2700
For disabled children
Children and Young Peoples Services
Fill in the Occupational Therapy referral for a child form
Phone: 0117 903 8250
Minicom: 0117 903 3825
The Occupational Therapist will either:
- recommend simple equipment for your home
- refer you to our Accessible Homes Team for an adaptation
Grants and loans
You can pay for the adaptations yourself, or you can apply for a grant or loan to cover the costs.
Disabled adaptations for council tenants
After your assessment you can apply to get help to use or move around your council home.