Adapting your council home
Quite often, simple adaptations can help people with disabilities to continue living an independent life in their existing home. We may be able to adapt your council property to make it more accessible.
The type of adaptations we may be able to carry out include:
- Fixing handrails or grab rails
- Building ramps
- Installing level-access showers
- Installing stair lifts
If you feel you would benefit from your property being adapted, you can contact Essex County Council’s Adult Social Care Department and ask to speak to an Occupational Therapist:
- Call 0345 6037630
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
They will discuss your request with you and, if necessary, arrange to visit you at home to assess what needs to be done. If they agree that your home should be adapted, they will make a recommendation to us and we will then check that you qualify for adaptations.
How long you then have to wait will depend on the type of work, the number of other people waiting to have their homes adapted, and the amount of money available
Our housing assets section is responsible for carrying out adaptations to council properties.