Disabled Home Adaptations

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1. Overview

Housing adaptations can:

  • Reduce the risk of accidents at home.
  • Reduce the need for home care or going into a care home.

If you are disabled, or someone in your home is disabled, you may get help with a wide range of adaptations to your home. Examples of adaptations include:

  • Replacing a bath with a level access shower.
  • Making it easier to get into and out of the house by widening doors or making a ramp.
  • Fitting lower worktops in a kitchen.

There are different arrangements for getting help with other smaller changes, like fitting grab rails or getting help with equipment, such as a shower chair. Your local social work department will be able to explain more about these options.

Information updated May 2016. Please note that information may be subject to change. All information is provided in good faith but Disability Information Scotland does not endorse any product or service referred to within this resource.