Adaptations and improvements

Adaptations

Being able to live independently in your home is vital for feeling both safe and happy in your home.

 

We want to empower you to do just that. We can install both minor and major adaptations according to your unique needs.

 

ForHousing is proud to work in partnership with Occupational Therapy, who’ll carry out an assessment and help us find the right equipment or you.

 

If this sounds like something you think would be great for you, or for your community, please contact us at wellbeing.team@forhousing.co.uk.

 

Specialist advice can be found through your local authority, Community Occupational Therapy or a specialist housing service.  

 

What is a minor adaption? 

Minor adaptions are fixed alterations that are usually low cost. This includes:

  • Grab rails
  • Handrails
  • Bannister rails 
  • Key safes 
  • Alterations to stairs or steps 
  • Fold down rails 
  • And hearing loop systems 

We can provide you a more detailed list, including more complex items, so please reach out to us if you’d like to know more.  

 

What is a major adaption? 

A major adaption would be alterations that are on the larger scale. It can cover internal, and external changes, to your home.


This includes:
 

  • Ramps 
  • Widening of doors 
  • The level of essential kitchen work surfaces 
  • Ceiling track hoist 
  • Changing the layout of a room 
  • A level access shower 

 

Sometimes, it might be better to explore an alternative home that’s more suited to your needs. We can support you in finding the perfect place for you to live, so don’t hesitate to contact us for more help. 

 

What about equipment?

An alternative to adaptions can be equipment that helps you live your life more independently.  

 

Usually, this is loaned by your local authority. Some examples include:

  • Toileting equipment like bedpans 
  • Mobile hoists or transfer boards 
  • Bath seats, cushions, and shower chairs 
  • Television amplifiers  
  • Trolleys and tables 
  • Vibrating alarm clocks 

If you have any questions about adaptions please reach out to us and we can chat about the right solution for you.