Aids and adaptations
Housing adaptations often play an important role in helping tenants or members of their immediate households to remain living independently in their own homes for as long as possible. If a person is visually impaired, hard of hearing or has other disabilities, they may need adaptations to their home.
There are adaptations that can be made to your home to make sure you can live there comfortably for longer. This could be making your home wheelchair accessible by creating a ramp access or replacing your bath with a level access shower or even simply installing handrails outside your property.
Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Social Work Services help people who live in this region to achieve their own personal outcomes and a lifestyle they wish. They offer a range of services available to people living with a visual impairment. This could be visual awareness training, counselling or helping the person learn the skills they need to go about their daily routines.
Similarly, for those with hearing impairments, Social Work Services can provide communication or alerting equipment, as well as deaf awareness training.
DGHP’s own aids and adaptations policy can be downloaded here. If you have any questions on our policy please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0800 011 3447.