Adapting Your Home

Helping you stay independent at home

Adapting your home

You may struggle to live safely and independently at home due to a disability or old age. There are changes you can make to your property to make your life easier. We may be able to help you pay for changes to help you stay independent at home.

Finding your best option

An Occupational Therapist (OT) will visit you at home to assess the difficulties you have with day-to-day living. They can advise on options to help you. These may include adaptations to help with how you access, move around within and use the rooms in your home, for example:

  • A ramp to provide better access
  • A stair lift or through-floor lift
  • An over-bath shower or to replace a bath with a level access shower
  • Wider doors for wheelchair users
  • Improved access to a bathroom or bedroom

Funding the changes to your home

You may qualify for a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) to help pay for any adaptations you need.

The Occupational Therapist who assesses your needs and makes recommendations can help you to apply.

To apply

Use the contact form below to ask for an assessment by an Occupational Therapist, who will assess your needs.

Contact Us


Bournemouth Care Direct

01202 454979


Customer Services Centre

St Stephens Road


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