Some people need to have their accommodation adapted to enable them to live independently and to access all parts of their home. Octavia Housing are keen to play an active role in supporting tenants in this process. We provide major and minor adaptations depending on what each resident needs.

This is sometimes more complicated than just a simple home repair or improvement. For example some major adaptations that we provide are:

  • replacing a bath with a walk in shower
  • fitting a stairlift
  • adapting a home for wheelchair use

All major adaptations require involvement from a health professional to ensure that the right works are done. We work closely with local occupational therapists to get the best service we can for our tenants. If you require a minor adaptation to your home such as a grab rail to help your mobility, this can normally be achieved within 18 working days.

Please contact our Adaptations Coordinator to talk about your needs.  If you require more major adaptations then we need to arrange an assessment by an occupational therapist before any work can start.

Octavia Housing pay for minor adaptations. Major adaptations are occasionally funded by us however in most cases we will apply for a DFG (Disabled Facilities Grant) on your behalf. You will not be responsible for payment for these works, whichever form of funding is used.

For more information on adaptions please see our booklet on the publications page or contact us.

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