Adapting Your Home

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

On advice from the government regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some services have changed. Find the latest information and advice about our services for vulnerable adults in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

See further information about changes to services.

Help to stay independent at home.

You may struggle to live safely and independently at home because of 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.

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

Paying for changes to your home

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

The Occupational Therapist assesses your needs and makes recommendations. If you qualify for a grant they can help you to apply for this financial assistance.

To apply

Please contact the Adult Social Care Contact Centre to ask for an assessment by an Occupational Therapist, who will assess your needs.