Aids and Adaptations

This page contains information for those who require aids or adaptations for their Council property.

This service is provided for Council tenants or members of their family, who are disabled, and require adaptations to help them live independently and to facilitate easy access into and around their homes. There is no cost for any of the work carried out.

In order to apply for aids or adaptations, tenants can make a self-referral to Nottingham County Council on 0300 500 80 80 or email or call 0115 917 3610.

We are required to consult with the Occupational Therapists at Nottingham County Council, who in turn will make recommendations to the Housing Department on the necessity of work required to ensure this meets all the disabled person's needs.  They will also assess the degree of priority the required work should be given. Once confirmed, the Housing Department will be in touch to organise when the work will take place. Your rent will not increase and you will not be forced to move out of your property. If an adaptation request is not a practical solution you may be offered an alternate property that is more suited to your needs.

While we always seek to provide aids and adaptations as quickly as possible, it can take up to three months before you receive a visit from the Occupational Therapist to assess your case. Once we receive the report, we can provide a more accurate time scale of when the works can be completed.

Major or Minor Adaptations

Adaptations are deemed as being either 'Major' or 'Minor' in nature and cover anything that makes it possible for you or a family member to live comfortably in your home.

Major Adaptations

These can include:

  • Ramps

  • Stair lifts

  • Ceiling track hoists

  • Over bath showers

  • Level access showers

  • Property alterations i.e. widened doorways; alterations to kitchens, etc.

  • Extensions to accommodate ground floor bedrooms and bathrooms

Minor Adaptations

These can include:

  • Grab handles - internal and external

  • Grab rails - near baths, showers etc.

  • Additional handrails to stairs

  • Half steps at front and back doors

  • Level taps to sinks and baths


The different priorities awarded to all requests are as follows:

Major Adaptations

  • 'A' Priority - Works are carried out within a month, subject to them being technically possible. Please not that some major adaptations such as extensions may be subject to delay due to the possible high cost and/or the need to seek planning permission and obtain competitive quotations from builders.

  • 'B' Priority - These requests are considered in turn according to the date of referral and are carried out subject to the available budget.

Minor Adaptations

  • These can be self-referrals from the tenant/disabled person and are assessed by our own Aids and Adaptations Officer.

Capital Works
tel: 0115 917 3636