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If you are finding it difficult to live safely at home there are changes you can make to your property to make life easier. These can help you stay independent longer.
An occupational therapist can visit you in your home to:
You may qualify for a Disabled Facilities Grant| to help with the cost if you live:
or if you are:
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.
You may be entitled to a Relocation Grant to move home if you qualify for a Disabled Facilities Grant and one of the following applies:
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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