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Home Adaptations – Disabled People:

Home adaptations are changes you can make to your home. These make it safer and easier to move around and do everyday tasks.

Your local council offers a service that assesses your home and recommends changes to help. Having a home assessment is free.

These changes can be small or big and include:

  • fitting a stairlift or a banister on the stairs
  • adding a bath lift, walk-in shower or a rail you hold to pull yourself out of the bath (grab rail)
  • widening doorways
  • lowering kitchen worktops
  • putting in an outdoor ramp or step rail
  • security, such as outside lights and intercom systems

The assessment might also recommend household equipment and gadgets to make life easier.

How to get a home assessment:

 
For more on what happens and how to prepare for your home assessment please click here
 
 

People Matter IW:

Offering a free, impartial service to Island residents, the Independent Living Centre displays a range of equipment and adaptations for daily living on a try-before-you-buy basis. We do not sell any products but we can give you information about where to purchase them. Independent Living Skills Assessors will spend a short time assessing your needs, either over the phone or face-to-face at the Centre, before taking you through the options that might suit you in our bedroom, bathroom, lounge and kitchen room sets.

For more information visit peoplematteriw.org/independent-living-centre

Updated 24/06/2020