Equipment and adaptations to the home

We aim to support you to live safely and as independently as possible. One of the ways we can do this is by providing equipment for daily living or an adaptation to your home.

Please see the People First website for more information on:

  • stairlifts
  • wheelchair ramps and lifts
  • heating & lighting
  • home layout improvements
  • help choosing builders
  • paying for adaptations
  • support from the council

Specialist equipment (People First website)

Council housing adaptations

If you have a disability and your council home causes you problems, it may be possible to reduce these by altering or adapting your home to help you live life as fully and independently as possible.

What type of work is carried out?

The adaptation can be very simple like an extra stair rail or more complex like a stair lift. We organise all the work to be carried out.

Due to the demand for adaptations to homes, it is necessary to have a prioritisation system. We prioritise applications so that we deal with the most urgent cases quickly.

If your home needs a lot of changes, a move to a more suitable accommodation may be more appropriate.

Who can get help?

You must be registered as disabled with us or meet the criteria for registration.

You will need to have had an assessment from an occupational therapist employed by us to see what work is needed.

A recommendation to specify the works required is then produced. If agreed works can be commissioned.

How to apply

A referral to the occupational therapy service can be made by you, a friend or relative, a voluntary organisation, the hospital or your doctor.

For further information, to arrange for an occupational therapy assessment, if you are a disabled person over the age of 18 years or to apply to the occupational therapy service, please visit or contact:

H&F Advice
145-155 King Street
Hammersmith
London W6 9XY

020 8753 4198

Minicom: 020 8753 5089 (for deaf and hearing impaired people)

h&fadvice.care@lbhf.gov.uk

If you need an assessment for a disabled child, contact the disabled children's team:

2nd Floor, 145 Kings Street,
Hammersmith,
W6 9XY

020 8753 3321

Related links

Disabled facilities grant

Energy efficiency

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