Adaptation and equipment for a disabled person
If you (or a member of your household) are having difficulty getting around the home or using the amenities, you may need advice about what can be done to help. An Occupational Therapist (OT) can do a free home visit to assess what help may be appropriate such as; specialist equipment for the home, a home adaptation or a referral to other services such as physiotherapy or GPs.
For more information about the OT service and to book an assessment for an adult go to Gloucestershire County Council or contact the helpdesk on 01452 426868. For the Children’s Occupational Therapy services go to Gloucestershire Care Services NHS.
Care and Repair England have also published a number of useful self help guides to help people with long term health problems to improve their home environment.
Minor home adaptations and equipment for a disabled person
After your home assessment, your Occupational Therapist may recommend the use of equipment which can be loaned or may need to be purchased.
Major home adaptations for a disabled person
After your home assessment, your Occupation Therapist may refer you to the Council to make a Disabled Facilities Grant application: can include works such as ramps, lifts and adapted bathrooms.