3. Minor adaptations
Minor adaptations normally involve no structural alterations or additions to the property and do not exceed £1000.
If the work will cost less than £250 there is no need for an assessment by an occupational therapist. The adaptation will be approved by the repairs service.
Where the work is likely to cost between £250 and £1000 we may require an assessment from an occupational therapist.
Minor adaptations include:
- staircase applications such as edging for the visually impaired
- extra external lighting
- changes to access such as widening of pathways or door entry systems
- flashing doorbells or smoke alarm alerts for the hard of hearing
- extra rails, such as grab rails or stair rails
- small changes to kitchens and bathrooms such as lever taps, bath and wc grab rails, window opening equipment
- altering the height of electric sockets and switches
- safety glass