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Adaptations

Adaptations - make your home work for you

Our adaptations service works to help Dudley borough residents to adapt their homes to better meet their needs.

That means that if you are struggling in your home, we can help you. If you or a member of your household is having difficulties bathing, getting upstairs, or even getting into your home, we can help you to get it adapted.

Residents are supported by Dudley Home Improvement Service, which is run by Dudley Council. The service offers the following support:

  • Grants to pay for adaptations – these are available dependent on certain qualifying criteria

  • Information and advice to help you adapt your home

  • Reputable, council approved builders and trades people

  • All work can be arranged by the council for you

  • There is no hassle, no worry or stress as all work is handled by the service

Adaptations are classed as minor or major adaptations.

Typical minor adaptations include things like handrails to paths or steps, stair handrails and grab rails.

Typical major adaptations include things like ramps, level access showers, stair lifts, through the floor lifts and ground floor extensions to provide extra sleeping or bathing facilities.

There is a four part process to the Dudley Home Improvement adaptations service and adaptations can be arranged for any member of a household who is struggling to manage at home as a result of a physical or mental ailment, illness or disability.

To find out more about a home adaptation call 0300 555 0055.

Some people may wish to arrange their own adaptations, or simply want to take a look at the home aids and adaptations that are available to help people continue to live independently at home. You can visit the council’s assisted living centre - here is a wide range of aids and adaptations to see and try out, such as a demonstration stair lift.

If you decide that you simply can’t manage your home any longer and would rather move than adapt it, support is available to help you to consider alternative housing options.

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Contact Details

Access to Care
0300 555 0055

Dudley Council Plus
0300 555 2345