The Adaptation Service is for people who live in council-owned homes in North East Derbyshire who have:
- difficulty with normal daily activities because of age, illness or disability
- problems with walking or mobility
- difficulty with personal care, such as bathing or using the toilet
- difficulty getting in and out of their home, or the rooms inside it
The Adaptations Service will aim to provide advice and information to people about a wide range of options to assist them to live independently, which may include:
- appropriate re-housing
- the use of aids and equipment provided through Derbyshire County Council Adult Care
- an adaptation - this option will normally only be considered when the other options have been explored
How do I apply for an Adaptation?
Adaptations are categorised as Major or Minor. Major Adaptations include things like level access showers and ramps. Minor Adaptations include things like hand rails and lever type taps.
For minor works, your Housing & Support Officer are able to carry out the assessment and make a direct referral to the Adaptations Team. They will be able to discuss the difficulties you are experiencing and offer advice and support.
For major works, you can apply by contacting Derbyshire County Council's Adult Care to request an assessment via:
08456 058 058
Or alternatively contact our Adaptations Team or Housing and Support Team who will arrange to carry out an initial referral form, which will be sent to Derbyshire County Council Adult Care for assessment:
The Adaptations Policy and funding are set by North East Derbyshire District Council and delivered by Rykneld Homes.
In line with the council's Adaptations Policy, adaptations will not be approved for completion in houses where there are single people or couples.