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Help to use or move around your home

If you have a disability or a health condition, you may find it difficult to use or get around your home.

Adaptations are changes to your home that make it safer for you. Simple home adaptations include grab rails and stair rails.

We may also offer equipment to help with daily tasks.

How to apply

Contact us to find out if you are eligible or start your assessment online:

Your assessment will look at how you manage everyday tasks and move around your home.


Equipment includes chair and bed raisers, shower chairs, commodes and raised toilet seats. For more information, see Equipment to help at home.

Simple changes to your home

Home adaptations that cost under £1,000 are free of charge.

Larger adaptations

If your assessment shows you need a bigger change to your home, we can arrange this with your local district or borough council.

You may be eligible for a Disabled Facilities Grant to pay for large adaptations like walk-in showers and stair lifts. This funding is means-tested and can pay for some or all of the cost.

Find out how to apply for a grant from your district or borough council:

If you rent your home from a housing association or council, you will still need an assessment before you can be referred.

Paying for your own adaptations or equipment

If you want to pay for your own adaptations or equipment, you can find suppliers using our directory:

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