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Adaptations, equipment and occupational therapy

Where can I get more information?

Further information is available at Care Information Scotland about Equipment and Adaptations and Occupational Therapy.

Age Concern Scotland has produced a comprehensive factsheet that provides advice and information about the help that is available to enable you to manage more easily and safely around the home.

The disability living foundation has a website that offers general advice about daily living and can help you identify services or equipment that might help you Ask Sara.

The Care Inspectorate, as an independent scrutiny and improvement body, make sure people receive high quality care and ensure that services promote and protect their rights.

Information for Homeowners

If the occupational therapist says you require a permanent home adaptation, the Home Improve Service will help you with 80% of the approved cost for something standard such as a shower, or for an internal adaptation. In some cases we may be able to give you a 100% grant. We can help you with the paperwork.

We may refer you to the Care and Repair Service for support in arranging this.

We don't give automatic grants for external adaptations or extensions for extra space. We will assess your circumstances and discuss how best to help you.

The Scottish Government has produced a useful guide for disabled people in private housing in Scotland "Help with adaptations to your home".

Information for Tenants

If you are a Council tenant and the occupational therapist says you require a permanent home adaptation, Housing and Technical Resources will do the work free of charge. Further information is available on our Housing for disabled people page.

If you are a Housing Association tenant we will contact your landlord who will arrange for the adaptation. Further information can be found in Funding Adaptations to the Home - a Guide for Housing Association Tenants.

If you rent your home privately we can support you get an adaptation with the approval of the owner of your home. Further information can be obtained from Funding Adaptations to the Home a Guide for Private Tenants and Help with adaptations to your home.

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