If you have an illness or are becoming less mobile, aids and adaptations can help you remain independent in your Broadland home.
For major adaptation works, you will need to meet specific eligibility criteria. An occupational therapist will carry out an assessment of your needs and may ask your GP, consultant, physiotherapist or other health professional for more information about your condition.
Major adaptations include:
- level access shower
- over-bath shower
- ramped access to your home
- stairlift hoist
- other specialist mobility aid equipment for the home.
We will prioritise your assessment according to the level of your need. Broadland or your local council will arrange for the works to be completed.
Minor adaptations do not need a referral to an occupational therapist. We may be able to carry out these adaptations for you, such as:
- hand/grab rails
- lever taps
- lowering thermostats and other electrical switches/ sockets
- levelling thresholds
- changing handles on doors/ cupboards
To request a minor adaptation, please contact us with further details of what you want and why. We may visit you at home before confirming we will carry out the works.
Find out more about your rights to an accessible and adaptable home in this guidance from the Equality & Human Rights Commission.