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Disabled Aids and Adaptations to your home

Read to find out about different aids and adaptations that you may benefit from.

What are aids and adaptations?  

We can install a range of home aids or adaptations to help you live more independently or improve your standard of living. These include:

Minor adaptions

  • Grab rails usually near a bath or toilet
  • Handrails - to make stairs and steps safer
  • Lever taps - to make it easier to turn taps on and off
  • Alert devices - installing or updating alert devices to improve safety (eg fire alarms, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors)
  • Visibility improvements - changing the type of lighting, upgrading home access, or improving heating or surface finishes.

We aim to complete minor adaptations within 28 days of receiving the necessary referral.

Major adaptions

  • Stair lifts
  • Hoists
  • Level-access showers
  • Complex ramping

Where major adaptations are required, we will consider whether we have other properties that would are more suited to your needs.  On occasion, we may ask you to move rather than adapt your home.

How can I have aids and adaptations installed?

Requests for adaptations such as a stair lift or wet room must be referred to adult social care support from Lincolnshire County Council (opens new tab) (opens new window)(opens new tab)or call them on 01522 782155.

Any adaptations will be subject to a financial means test and you may be entitled to a Disabled Facilities Grant or you may be asked to make a contribution toward the cost of the works.  You can assess your finances on our calculator here

What happens next?  

Upon receipt of your Occupational Therapist recommendation:

  • We will send you an application form to complete and return (including a financial means testing form).
  • On receipt of all requested documentation, we will check your grant eligibility and notify you within 14 days whether you have been successful.
  • Successful applications are forwarded to a relevant contractor for a survey to be completed on your home.
  • Plans are submitted for the works and forwarded to our Planning Department if planning permission is required.
  • When plans are agreed, contractors are appointed and dates will be confirmed as to when works can commence.  The timescale for completing the work depends on the complexity, the cost and the availability of contractors.  All works must be completed within 12 months of the approved grant application.  Once installed, we will maintain, repair and service all approved adaptations for you.