Home adaptations for council tenants

How to apply for adaptations to your council home if you have a disability or a health related problem.

If you are one of our tenants and have a disability or health related problems which affects your ability to live in your home you may be able to apply for home adaptations.
 

Eligibility

You will be considered for disabled adaptations if you are an Uttlesford District Council tenant and you have an impairment which has a serious long term effect on your ability to carry out normal day to day activities.

Conditions which effect your ability to carry out normal day to day activities are:

  • your sight, hearing or speech is substantially impaired
  • you have a mental disorder or impairment of any kind
  • you are physically disabled by illness, injury or by other impairments

Not a council tenant

If you are not a council tenant but feel you may benefit from a home adaptation you can apply for a disabled facilities grant.
 

How to apply

If you feel that this is something you need, you can contact your social services occupational therapist or your hospital occupational therapist to request an assessment to be completed. You can find out how to get an occupational therapy assessment on essex.gov.uk.

Once you have contacted your social services occupational therapist or your hospital occupational therapist, they will complete an assessment of your needs.

They will then make a recommendation to us depending on what aids or adaptations you may need to help you on a day-to-day basis.
 

Find out more

You can find our more about how we deal with adaptations, including what to do if your needs change, in our Re-letting standard.