Equipment, adaptations and assistive technology

Minor adaptations

Minor adaptations costing less than £1,000 are provided at no charge if you are assessed as needing them.

You can request minor adaptations to the home such as:

  • grab rails
  • stair rails
  • raised toilet seats
  • other adaptations not requiring building work

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, complete a referral form for 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.

Children and young people

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

Last updated 14 November 2023