If you need to adapt your home because of a disability or old age, you can apply to the council.

Getting adaptations from us

Finding out what you need is the first stage, and we can only adapt your home after your needs have been assessed.

An occupational therapist or other assessor, will visit you in your home to assess your needs and provide advice. They'll ask you questions and see how you manage in your home and see what you struggle with. You'll work out what help you need together.

Types of adaptations

Following an assessment, the assessor may recommend minor or major adaptations to your home.

Minor adaptations

Minor adaptations are works that do not need any structural changes to your home examples include:

  • Grab rails
  • Shallow steps
  • Bannister on the stairs

Major adaptations

Major adaptations are works that do need structural changes to your home, examples include:

  • Stair lifts
  • Walk-in shower
  • Widening doorways
  • Lowering kitchen worktops
  • Putting in an outdoor ramp

Paying for adaptations

Following an assessment all recommended adaptations up to the value of £5000 are free.

Any adaptations with a value over £5000, will be provided through a Disabled Facilities Grant . This grant is means tested so you may have to contribute to the costs.

Paying for adaptations yourself

If you do not meet the criteria and/or you decide to fund adaptations yourself, we can still give you advice and support including a list of advisory contractors who have done this work before.

Alternatively you can find local traders you can trust on the Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees Trusted Traders Directory

Request an assessment

Fill in our simple online form.

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After you've contacted us

A Gateway to care officer will then contact you directly via email or a telephone call.

We will ask you some questions to get an idea of the difficulties you're having and how you are coping. We'll use the information you give us to work out whether we can help you and, if so, how quickly we can come and visit you to assess your needs.

Other ways to request an assessment

  • Phone 01484 414933 (24 hours a day 7 days a week)
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