Adaptations

Last Modified January 23, 2019


To help customers live independently in their homes we provide help and guidance with disabled facilities, grants and adaptations.

There are two levels of adaptation:

Minor adaptation:

This is small work (usually under £1000 in value) and may include additional grab rail/s in and around the property, additional stair rail, half step to an entrance, small ramps. For more information click here.

Major adaptation:

These are classed as large scale works – such as level access showers, stair lifts or ramps.

We can help customers in all tenures:  tenants in Blackpool Coastal Housing, Private Rented or Housing Association properties and Owner Occupier residents.

To be considered for an ‘assessment of need’ by an Occupational Therapist, we would require a referral from a health professional, your GP or you can complete a self- referral by contacting the Adaptation Service on 01253 477900 or email adaptations@bch.co.uk

When an ‘assessment of need’ has been completed and a major adaptation has been recommended this will need to proceed to the next stage:

Is funding available for your adaptation?

Are you a Social Housing tenant? 

Funding is available under a Social Housing Major Work grant and is not means tested and permission will have to be given by BCH to undertake the recommended works.

Are you an Owner Occupier or a Private or Housing Association tenant?

Grants are available towards the cost of providing specific major adaptations for private sector customers under a Disabled Facilities Grant. The legislation sets out how the grant is awarded and your eligibility will be confirmed after a means-test has been undertaken by the Adaptations Service.

Further information is available at: www.gov.uk/disabled-facilities-grants or by contacting the BCH Adaptation Service on 01253 477900 or email adaptations@bch.co.uk