The following are examples of requests which are classed as aids or adaptations and show the distinction between minor and major adaptations, but this is not an exhaustive list.
- Lever taps
- Small ramps
- Grab or hand rails
- Small steps to entrances
- Moving power sockets
- Moving door entry handsets
- Changing door and window catches
- Lowering of locks
- Provision of rocker light switches
- Adjustments to or additional lighting
- Flashing alarms
- Providing ramps, widening doors, shallow steps
- Improving controls for heating and lighting
- Adapting or providing suitable washing, bathing or toilet facilities
- Ensuring the disabled person can move around and access parts of the home so they can look after someone else
- Installing a stair lift or a ‘through the floor’ lift or ceiling track hoists
- Adaptations to the kitchen, such as lowering counters
- Adaptations to the bathroom, e.g. toilet or bath or level access shower.
- Widening doors
See information on applying for a Disability Facilities Grant if you need help paying for major adaptations.