Disabled people home adaptations and aids
An adaptation is work that requires fixing or some alteration to your home. Minor adaptations can include grab rails or small ramps. Major adaptations can include bathroom alterations, or stair lifts.
How do I get an adaptation?
You can contact us and depending on your circumstances, an Occupational Therapist will get in touch to arrange an assessment to see what could make your day to day living easier.
If you are assessed as needing an adaptation to support you in daily living tasks then the Occupational Therapists will discuss with you how this can be arranged.
How much does it cost?
All minor adaptations that you have been assessed as needing are provided free of cost.
This will depend on the adaptations required to your home and whether you live in your own home or whether it is rented accommodation.
If you live in your own home, we will apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant on your behalf and you will be asked to provide details of your finances. This means that the amount you pay towards the cost of the work will depend on your income.
If you live in rented accommodation, recommendations can be made for adaptations to be made by your landlord. This could be a private landlord, a housing association, or Derby Homes.
How do I get in touch?
Derby Direct is the first point of contact for all referrals and general enquiries.
Priority support for Power Outages
If you rely on equipment powered by electricity to support your adult social care needs, such as a stairlift, sensor or monitor, you can register with Power Distributors for priority support in the event of a power outage.
You can register for priority support by calling Western Power Distribution on 0845 724 0240 or by completing their online form.