Aids, equipment and adaptations

Minor adaptations

You can make some changes to your home to help you manage everyday tasks and stay independent. This is often referred to as ‘home adaptations'.

Minor adaptations are works which cost less than £1,000.

Examples are:

  • grab rails
  • stair rails
  • small steps
  • leaver taps
  • raising electrical sockets
  • small ramps
  • fixed shower seats

These are free of charge through your housing provider or, for owner occupiers and private rental tenants, through the Integrated Community Equipment Service (ICES).

To request a minor adaptation for a child or young person under the age of 18, contact the child's paediatrician.

Request an adaptation

Complete the below referral form to request an assessment by the Community Occupational Therapy team.

You can also call 0300 126 3000, and select Option 1, Option 2 and Option 2 to complete a referral.

Last updated 20 March 2024