Helping Those With A Disability Stay In Their Own Home
As a Local Authority, you should be aiming to help disabled residents live comfortably in their own home.
Home carers can be incredibly helpful to those living with a disability, particularly if they need support with day-to-day tasks. If someone has a life-changing injury, it will take time for them to learn how to live with their injury. Having home carers can ease the challenges that someone faces when they are adjusting to life with an injury.
Similarly, those who have a mental or physical disability can also benefit from home carers. Various levels of care are available. You, as the local authority, will have to assess how much care a person requires. You will also have to carry out a financial assessment.
Home adaptations and aids can make life far easier for those living with mobility issues, sensory impairments and even mental health issues. Minor home adaptations can be something as small as a grab rail or ramp whereas major adaptations include widening external door frames or installing a wet floor shower.
Home adaptations enable a person with a disability to live more independently and confidently. For example, a bedroom may be separated into two smaller rooms so that a child with autism has their own space and doesn’t have to share with a sibling.
Some people may benefit from a modular home extension rather that numerous minor home adaptations.
Modular Home Extensions
Modular home extensions allow people with disabilities to stay in their own home with their family. These modular home extensions are designed to meet the requirements of the residents and are manufactured before being installed. The self-contained home extensions can be tailored to meet even the most complex of needs and won’t the home owners.
Depending on the requirements of the residents, these modular home extensions can include a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen area etc. Each extension is designed with disability in mind, which means they are spacious, fully accessible and suitable for wheelchair users.
Here at Changing Places, we work with local authorities to deliver modular extensions to the people who need them the most. For example, Chris and Chantal had a modular home extension build to make life easier for their disabled son. The modular home extension provides their son with a ground floor bedroom/playroom and fully-accessible bathroom. It also has a large utility room, as well as a separate room with incorporated kitchen and bathroom facilities for their son’s carers.
This provides both themselves and their son with the privacy they need. Chris and Chantal said “It’s hard to describe how much it changed our lives for the better” Read more about their story here.
Is There Funding Available?
Government funding is available to enable you to better the lives of disabled residents in your local area. The Disabled Facilities Grant, for example, is available to local authorities and can be used to provide people with home adaptations and modular home extensions.
Get In Touch
If you’re a local authority or housing association looking for a reliable partner with an innovative extension product for disabled residents, then look no further.
We regularly work alongside local authorities and housing associations to better the lives of disabled residents in their local area.
If you’d like to discuss our innovative modular home extension or would like to discuss teaming up with us to improve the lives of disabled people, get in touch via our online contact form. Alternatively, call us on 0808 164 1111, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.