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Aids & Adaptation



Technical aids and home adaptations can be provided for people with physical or sensory disability to help them live independently in their own homes. An assessment will first be carried out by an Occupational Therapist or specially trained staff of the needs of those requiring help, or help for their carer; they can then give advice and/or arrange for the necessary equipment to be provided. Here at ACP we assist in many ways to assist those requiring help and the provision of the equipment or services that has been identified for your needs.


What are technical aids?

These are a range of equipment to help disabled and older people manage everyday activities more safely and independently in their own homes. Depending on circumstances these equipment may help to:

  • Use the toilet, wash and dress
  • Manage eating and drinking
  • Getting in and around the home
  • Get on and off your chair, bed or wheelchair
  • Carryout household chores, like tidying up


What is an adaptation?

An adaptation is work required fixing, or some alterations to your home, such as

  • Rails to doorways and stairs
  • Half steps
  • Ramps
  • Widening of doorways
  • Levelling of threshold strips
  • Stair lifts
  • Replacement of bath with showers
  • Access to bedroom and/or bathroom
  • Chair or bed raisers

Many technical aids and minor adaptation (typically under £500) are normally provided free of cost. Minor adaptation includes such things as the provision of ramps, hand rails, grab rails and lever taps.

The provision of Major adaption (exceeding £500) is dependent on the type of property; generally requiring more complex work and includes such equipment as stair lifts and showers; bathroom and kitchen conversions.



There are around ten million disabled people in Great Britain. You must not discriminate against disabled people who use your goods or service; you are also required to make reasonable adjustment for disabled people.

Business that provide a service to the public are legally required to make reasonable adjustments to the physical features of their premises where they put disabled people at a substantial disadvantage compared to non disabled people.

Typical requirements are provision of:

  • Ramps
  • Induction loop system
  • Lifts
  • Widening of access door ways


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