As your needs change, you may find that your home needs to have adjustments made in order to help you remain independent for longer. Whether it’s due to a disability, long-term illness or getting older, you may be able to receive equipment or adaptations to help.
For very minor adaptations, you can access our on-demand service without an assessment from an Occupational Therapist. This would include items such as grab rails, bath seats or strobe lighting for the hard of hearing. You can contact Millbrook Healthcare directly to place an order and they will deliver the items within four weeks of the request being made. The On Demand Full Product List can be downloaded here.
Residents who require more in-depth property adaptations will need to contact Plymouth City Council who work with partner organisations to help ensure you can continue to live independently in your own home.
PCC will either work with Livewell Southwest for adult needs or with the Children’s Integrated Disability Service, who will carry out an assessment with an Occupational Therapist.
To find out if you could benefit from any adaptations to your home you can contact Livewell Southwest on 01752 668000 or the Children’s Integrated Disability Service on 01752 307264.
The assessment and most of the more minor alterations are free; however you may need to contribute to the cost of some major adaptations, dependent on your household income. If you need help with funding these adaptations you may be eligible for a Disabled Facilities Grant.
Moving to a More Suitable Home
Adapting your current home might not always be the best solution. There may be other homes already adapted or properties purpose built for people with disabilities that would suit your needs better.
If you do decide that moving is the right choice for you, your Housing Officer will discuss all the options available to you.