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Disabled adaptations to a council home

Disabled adaptations to a council home

The Council can fund adaptations to make life easier by:

  • Modifying a bathroom;

  • Installing a stairlift;

  • Moving a toilet;

  • Providing ramps for wheelchair access;

  • Making doorways wider;

  • Making sleeping and toilet facilities accessible;

  • Improving heating, lighting controls or power sources; and more.

North Kesteven District Council Grants Officers will deal with any request. For work to be carried out, adaptations must be reasonable and practicable. We consider the age, condition and layout of your home following an inspection.

An Occupational Therapist from Lincolnshire County Council Social Services will visit you to assess your needs and recommend what modifications are necessary and appropriate. These may be different from what you had in mind.

We will work with you and the Occupational Therapist to find the most straightforward and cost effective way of adapting your home.  Sometimes we will need more information from other people, such as your doctor or Medical Consultant.  How long adaptations take will depend on several factors, some of which are outside the District’s Council’s control, such as:

  • The workload of Occupational Therapists as to how long their assessment takes;

  • Demand and contractor availability;

  • The complexity of work.

Alterations can take anywhere between a few weeks and a year or more to complete, depending upon the size of the job.

If you would like to find out more, contact the District Council’s Customer Services Centre or send an email. From this you can be referred to Social Services. If an Occupational Therapist from Social Services is already seeing you, they may be able to refer you to the District Council and tell us what you need.