Aids & Adaptations

If you or another person living in your home are having difficulty with everyday activities like climbing the stairs or having a bath, then we may be able to help you live more comfortably, safely and independently by adapting your home.

To find out more, please contact us at

An adaptation is a special fixture or fitting that is designed to help you with your day-to-day living, improve your mobility in and around your home and improve access to your home.

Minor adaptations like grab rails, stair rails and lever taps and key safes can be requested through our Maintenance Team.

There are other minor adaptations that may require referral to an occupational therapist to assess your needs.

These include:

  • installing a level access shower
  • installing an over bath shower
  • installing non-slip surface
  • providing storage space for a wheelchair
  • fitting ramps
  • fitting special baths
  • installing special toilets
  • adding a step-in shower
  • widening doors for wheelchair access
  • installing an intercom and door unlock systems
  • creating paved areas for wheelchairs

Where feasible we complete major adaptations to a tenant’s home.

Examples of these include:

  • bathroom extensions (ground floor showers and toilets)
  • bedroom extensions
  • major internal changes


All major adaptations require referral from an occupational therapist who will assess your needs.

Please contact our Maintenance Team on or 028 90351131 and we discuss the application process with you.

An occupational therapist is an employee of a Health and Social Services Trust who assesses the needs of disabled people, including their housing needs. You can arrange an occupational therapist assessment by contacting your GP.

When the occupational therapist visits you in your home they will assess and discuss with you your specific needs. This will involve some questions to help them get a full history of your health that will allow them to focus on the main issues affecting your health at home.

The occupational therapist will consider your immediate needs as well as your potential needs in the future. Based on this assessment, the occupational therapist may recommend a suitable course of action. This may include adaptations to your home.