We can put in place a range of aids and adaptations to help our tenants live more independently in their homes. These include:
- Lever taps to wash basin, sinks and baths
- Level access showers
- Stair lifts
Get in touch about aids and adaptations
If you would like to talk to us about a potential aid or adaptation in your home, please get in touch.
You can also ask for a referral through your local council’s Occupational Therapist team from the Adult Social Care or Children with Disabilities teams.
We work with local authorities, occupational therapists, social services, health authorities and home improvement agencies to make sure that we find the most appropriate, practical and cost effective solutions for our residents’ needs.
We can share information with you on how to get funding. We can also help you to fill in the paperwork if you wish. We will then work with you and your local authority to get your needs assessed as quickly as possible.
Hastoe has an annual budget for carrying out minor aids and adaptations. We also look to grants, such as the Disabled Facilities Grant, from local authorities to make the money go as far as possible.
We are keen to help as many residents as possible so we have to carefully consider the cost of each adaptation.
We will only carry out adaptations that are reasonable and practical for the property. Major adaptations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If the major adaptation is not suitable or we are not able to source funding, we may have to discuss with you the option of a transfer to more suitable alternative accommodation.
Carrying out the works
Any referrals we receive will be acknowledged within five days and followed up with an appointment to carry out a survey of your needs and your home. Where possible, we will carry out minor works, such as grab rails, within 28 days. Major works will be carried out as soon as is practical.
Sometimes major works can be complicated and we may need to get planning permission from the local authority, or order specialist equipment. However, we will agree with you when the work can be carried out and will take your personal needs into account to reduce any inconvenience to you.
We will also comply with all statutory and regulatory requirements in relation to adaptations.
Most of the new homes we build are built to Lifetime Homes Standards, meaning they have been designed with the future needs of residents in mind. The overall aim of The Lifetime Homes Standard is to make homes suitable for people at all stages of their lives.
Your views on our aids and adaptations service are important to us. Whenever we carry out aid or adaptation work, we will invite you to comment on the service you received and the quality of the work carried out.