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If you have a disability or use a wheelchair that makes
using the stairs or getting to the bathroom difficult, there are adaptations that can be made to your home, ranging from:
other basic changes really can make getting in and around your home easier.
Some building work adapting a home where a disabled person lives full time is VAT free when it is carried out converting your private home by making a declaration claiming zero rating and handing this to the builders.
The work can include:
Before you make any adaptations it's important to get expert advice on the equipment and
adaptations that will help with your particular disability needs. The social services department or your doctor can arrange for an occupational therapist to visit to assess
your disability and suggest aids and building work that will be specific to helping you. We would not normally carry out any building work without this report.
We are aware of and sensitive to disabled house holders needs and take on a wide range of mobility work wether it be hand grips fitted in the bathroom or "drive in" showers for people using a wheelchair.
Adapting a house for disabled persons and home owners or householders using a wheelchair sometimes involves working with specialist mobility equipment suppliers who supply the especially designed equipment which we design into the conversion and then build in. This would involve lifts, stair lifts and walk in showers.
Examples of adapting building work and conversions for the
disabled and wheelchair users, where we would involve a specialist building services supplier for disabled people are. Installing showers over baths and providing level access shower,
Creating a downstairs WC, Building home extensions for the disabled and wheelchairs, Installing modular buildings Lift apertures Kitchens - both rise and fall and standard.
We would not need to call on specialist building services or suppliers of specialist equipment for the following mobility building work. Widening doors, building access ramps and steps, installing handrails and converting gardens to be more access friendly for gardeners with a disability or in a wheelchair.
Help toward paying for mobility building work to adapt your home.
If you are
disabled or use a wheelchair you might qualify for financial help with the cost of adapting your home. Your local council can advise on providing access to your kitchen,
bathroom, bedroom and living room.
The types of work include: can include, installing a lift, providing a toilet and shower downstairs, installing a ramp and grab rails to the front door, moving and adapting light switches and heating controls to make them easier to use, widening doorways and installing ramps for wheelchair access, improving access to your garden.
Help with Paying to adapt your
If you are disabled or use a wheelchair you may qualify for financial help with the cost of adapting your home. Your local council has a legal obligation to offer disabled facilities grants to people who need essential adaptations which help to move in and out of and around your home and provide access to your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living room.
You can claim for a disabled facilities grant if you are disabled, its your main home and you intend to live in the home throughout the grant period which is five years.
The types of mobility work you might have carried out with a disabled facilities grant, include:
If you or someone in your home is disabled, you may qualify for a grant from your local council, towards providing adaptations and necessary facilities. You can apply if you are the owner or a tenant. If you are a tenant your landlord can apply for you.
Mandatory grant for
adapting your home.
If you are disabled, a grant may be mandatory for essential adaptations and provide essential facilities. The types of work are:-
At the discretion of your council, grants for disabled people can also be provided for other work to your home, adapting it to be more suitable accommodation for disabled people.
Disabled children play. This work adapting your home, can include providing a safe play areas for disabled children.
Working from home. Adapting an existing room to enable a housebound disabled person to work from home.
These are not mandatory and you should check with your own council before starting any work adapting your home.
Your application will need to show the mobility work adapting your home is necessary, appropriate, reasonable and practical.
We can quote for mobility building work in.
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