Home adaptations

Adaptations are changes to your home that help you and your family live independently with privacy, confidence and dignity.

Who is involved

In all cases:

Occupational Therapist (OT) (Angus Council or NHS Tayside)

Your occupational therapist is responsible for assessing your needs and agreeing the adaptation(s) and any additional equipment that is essential to allow you to live safely and independently in your home. Your occupational therapist will assess your need for the adaptation(s) using a specialist scoring tool, and will monitor this to ensure it is reflective of your needs and circumstances. For more information visit our community occupational therapy page.

Contractor

The contractor will visit you at home, along with your occupational therapist and others, to discuss the works required. The contractor is responsible for raising any issues that may affect the proposed works and for producing a plan of the proposed adaptation(s).

Others

Other people, such as an architect, may be involved. We will tell you if this applies to you.

Housing Association:

Housing association staff are responsible for assessing whether the adaptations are feasible and arranging for the work to be carried out. They will also address any technical issues that arise during the work and ensure they are completed satisfactorily.

Owner Occupier/Private Tenant:

Care and repair

Care and repair provide advice and support to assist you in applying for a grant for the adaptation(s) required. They will explain the grants system and the level of funding available as well as your likely contribution to the works.

They will obtain the required permissions for the works; provide drawings/specifications of the adaptation(s) required, and support you to get estimates for the works and liaise with contractors. To access this service please contact your occupational therapist.

Quantity Surveyor – Angus Council

The quantity surveyor will visit you in your home and is responsible for liaising with care and repair to review the proposed works and assessing quotes for the work.

They will decide if the works are eligible for grant funding and, if so, determine the amount of money to be awarded. The quantity surveyor is responsible for ensuring the work has been completed as specified and authorising the grant payment to be processed.

Angus Council Tenant:

Housing officer (community housing team)

The housing officer (community housing team) is responsible for assessing whether the assessed adaptations are feasible and arranging for the work to be carried out. They will also address any technical issues that arise during the work and ensure it is completed satisfactorily.

Housing officer (technical)

The housing officer (technical) will administer requests and ensure any information about funding or updates from the occupational therapist are recorded. They will check whether you have an active housing application or if any other work is needed to support the adaptations (such as further technical assessment, permissions)