As your needs change, you may find that your home needs to have adjustments made 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.
We may be able to adapt properties to meet your needs if the property is suitable for adaptation.
For very minor adaptations, you can access our on-demand service without an assessment from an Occupational Therapist.
Minor adaptations include handrails, grab rails, bath seats and shower boards. A full list can be found in the On Demand Full Product List.
You can contact NRS directly on 0800 9887344 to place an order and they will deliver the items.
Residents who need these more in-depth property adaptations must contact Plymouth City Council (PCC) who work with partner organisations to help you continue to live independently in your own home.
PCC will with Livewell Southwest who will carry out an assessment with an Occupational Therapist.
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. PCC and LiveWell will assist you with this process.
To find out if you could benefit from any adaptations to your home, you can contact Livewell Southwest on 01752 668000.
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 purpose built for people with disabilities that would suit your needs better.
If you do decide that moving is the right choice for you, get in touch with your Housing Officer who will discuss all the options available to you.