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Home adaptations for elderly and disabled people

We can help you adapt your home to better suit your needs.

Home owners and private tenants

Work costing less than £2000

If you are an home owner or private tenant and you qualify for assistance and the work costs less than £2000 we can refer you to our partner agency Care and Repair CymruOpens new window, who will organise work directly on your behalf.

Work costing more than £2000

A disabled facilities grant provides adaptations for all disabled persons requiring more substantial work (irrespective of whether you are a homeowner or private tenant).  All applications are means tested with the exemption of disabled children and young people under the age of 19 who are dependent.

An occupational therapist will visit to carry out an assessment which will entail:

  • Gathering information on your medical condition/disability
  • A discussion on how you manage daily living tasks around your home
  • The occupational therapist will need to observe you undertaking certain tasks to enable them to have a better understanding of your difficulties

Whilst every effort will be made to carry out a full assessment during the first visit, the occupational therapist may need to gather additional information before reaching a conclusion.

You will need to be present in your own home at the time of your assessment.

Where works are extensive and it is not cost effective to adapt your existing home, we will need to consider the option of assisting you to move to a more suitable property if you are a home owner via our relocation grant.

Council tenants

Assistance for council tenants is similar to that for home owners and private tenants. Minor adaptations can be provided such as ramps and rails through to large scale adaptations such as a bathroom conversion. Council tenants need to be assessed by our occupational therapist or one of our trusted assessors.

Where works are extensive and it is not cost effective to adapt your existing home, we will need to consider the option of assisting you to move to a more suitable property if you are a council tenant via ADAPT SwanseaOpens new window.

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