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Adapting your home

You may benefit from some equipment or adaptations -  if you're finding everyday tasks around the house more of a struggle than they used to be. 

How to adapt your home

An occupational therapist will first assess you at home. Then they'll work with you to find the best solution for keeping your independence.  

What you'll be assessed on

  • if you can get in and out of your home
  • access to facilities in your home
  • your ability to use the toilet
  • how you get out of a bed or chair
  • if you can make a hot drink and food.

Equipment you could get

  • rails around the home
  • bathing equipment
  • chair and bed raisers
  • specialist chairs and shower chairs
  • hoists.

Home adaptations

  • wheelchair access within the home 
  • lowering kitchen surfaces to wheelchair height
  • lifts to access upstairs
  • downstairs toilet/ shower.

How you can pay

Some equipment can be loaned to you for free.

But if you have to pay for something, some or all of the costs could be covered by direct payments.

Also, an occupational therapist may recommend you for a disabled facilities grant if major adaptations are required.

How to get an in-home assessment

Simply phone 01634 334466 today (TextRelay 18001 01634 334466)

Or email ss.accessandinfo@medway.gov.uk

Further information

  • The Disabled Living Foundation can give you free, impartial advice about all types of daily living equipment. Find out more at their website dlf.org.uk