Aids and adaptations
Help to make things easier for you in your home
If you have a disability you may find that simple adaptations to your home would make living an independent life much easier.
What adaptations are available?
We can provide minor adaptations such as:
small half steps (where a doorstep is too high)
If you are a customer in the north, please request a minor adaptation by logging into your Do it Online account. If you are a customer in the south, please click here.
What if I need a major adaptation?
If you might need extensive alterations to your home, this is classed as a major adaptation. These include:
extending the property
providing ramped access for wheelchair users
providing or improving access to the bedroom, kitchen, toilet, washbasin, bath and/or shower facilities
improving access and movement around the home
These would need to be funded by Disabled Facilities Grant and carried out by approved contractors under the supervision of your local authority.
Please note that where any adaptation is installed you may be liable for the ongoing maintenance costs.
Who can qualify for a Disabled Facilities Grant?
You (or your family member) must be registered or capable of being registered as a disabled person.
Unless your application for an adaptation is for the benefit of children aged under 19, your application will be subject to a means test. This means that your income and assets will be taken into account in deciding whether you are entitled to any help.
Grant money is limited and there may be a wait before your application is processed.
Major adaptations must be necessary, and appropriate to meet your needs, as well as ‘reasonable and practical’. By reasonable and practical we mean that the property must be suitable to be adapted, and when adapted will continue to meet your needs for a reasonable period of time. If we felt that adapting the property would not provide a long term solution, it may be that moving to a more suitable property would be the best solution. If so, we will work with you to identify more suitable properties.
Lincolnshire Housing Partnership Limited registered as a charitable Community Benefit Society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 with registered number: 7748. Data Protection registration number: ZA345449
Registered Office: Westgate Park, Charlton Street, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1SQ