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If you are disabled or have a long term illness you can adapt your home to make things easier for you or your carer.
An occupational therapist can visit you in your home to:
You may be entitled to a Disabled Facilities Grant| if you:
You must receive certain benefits or have a financial assessment.
If you live in a property owned by Bournemouth Borough Council, an occupational therapist| refers details of your needs to Housing Landlord Services who decide if the request meets their criteria. If it does, they will arrange for a contractor to carry out the work.
Help and Care is a local registered charity and an accredited home improvement agency. They can provide technical advice and support to homeowners and private sector tenants. They charge a fee for this service.
Help and Care also hold a list of checked and approved trades people.
Phone them on 0845 4500 418, visit their website www.helpandcare.org.uk| or email them at email@example.com |
Contact Bournemouth Care Direct to ask for an assessment by an occupational therapist or complete our online form|.
An occupational therapist will visit you at home to assess your needs.
If we recommend an adaptation, we will advise how the work might be funded.
Out of Hours:
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