Housing adapted for people with disabilities

When adapted properties become available, priority is given to people who need those adaptations. These properties will include at least one of the following but not necessarily all the features.

  • Level access or low entry shower
  • Stair lift
  • Vertical lift
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ramps
  • Hoists in some properties

In order to be considered for an adapted property you will require an occupational health assessment.

On occasions it may be possible that adaptations can be made to help you remain in your own home, promoting a stable home environment and maintaining local connections.

If you are assessed as needing an adapted property, allocation will take a long time as some types of adapted properties are in very short supply and rarely become empty.

  • Full wheelchair access - allows for or could allow for access into and around the property in a wheelchair, including access to a lounge, bedroom, level access shower room, toilet and kitchen.
  • Part wheelchair access - allows for or could allow for access into and around the property as above except for the kitchen.
  • Mobility access - allows for or could allow for a ramp to the front or back door. Indoors allows for independent or assisted mobility on the level (e.g. with stick or frame, but not a wheelchair).

If you require an occupational therapy assessment, this is through the Adult Social Care Access Team.

Last Updated: 30 April 2018