- Adaptations: An adaptation is an alteration or addition to any part of a dwelling which is provided in order to make it easier or safer for use by a person with a disability or mobility problem. Reference to the tenant will include their household.
- Disability: A physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long term adverse effect on the ability to carry out normal day to day activities.
- Occupational therapist: a professional who works with a person who has a permanent or temporary impairment. They aim to help people perform daily tasks in their living and working environments and to assist them to develop the skills to live independently.
- Statement of need: A document prepared by the occupational therapist which states the needs of the tenant and the adaptations required in the home.