Care Direct - Adapting Your Home

What does it do?

The service can adapt your home to make things easier for you or your carer.
Types of adaptations are:

  • a ramp
  • a stair lift
  • level access shower
  • wider doors
  • wheelchair-accessible ground floor bedroom or bathroom.

Who it is for?

For anyone who is disabled or has a long term illness.

Where it is available?

Local service (Bournemouth).

What it costs:

You must receive certain benefits or have a financial assessment. You may be entitled to a Disabled Facilities Grant if you:

  • own the home you live in
  • are a private tenant
  • are a housing association tenant.

How to access or apply for it:

Contact Bournemouth Care Direct to ask for an assessment by an occupational therapist or complete an online form.

What to expect then:

An occupational therapist will visit you at home to assess your needs. If an adaptation is recommended, then you will be advised as to how the work may be funded.


Info last updated:

Town Hall Annexe St. Stephens Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 6EA