Aids & Adaptations

Aids & Adaptations

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.

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 work required to ensure this meets all the disabled persons needs.  They will also assess the degree of priority the required work should be given (*see below).

We must satisfy ourselves that the work we are being asked to carry out is 'reasonable and practical'.

Tenants can make a self-referral to Nottingham County Council on 0300 500 80 80 or email hlps@broxtowe.gov.uk or telephone the Aids and Adaptations Officer using the number on this page.

Adaptations are deemed as being either 'Major' or 'Minor' in nature.

Major adaptations works can include:Wet room adaptation

  • 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

Examples of minor adaptations 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 - N.B. 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.

 


Contact

Aids & Adaptations
tel: 0115 917 3610