Sandwell’s Home Improvement Agency can provide support to residents who find it difficult to get around their home.  You may be struggling to use the bathroom and the kitchen or you may be finding steps and stairs a challenge.
You may benefit from an adaptation to help you to feel safe and confident at home.

An Occupational Therapist will need to assess your needs before we can provide stair lifts or level access showers.  You may need something bigger and more complex, which we can help with.

Some adaptations may require a financial assessment.  You may be eligible for a Disabled Facilities Grant.

The team can offer advice and support in adapting your home including using Disabled Facilities Grants as well as talking to you about any additional services that might be available to you.  The team will also complete inspections after work has been carried out to ensure that you are happy with the service you have received.

This policy document (Private Sector Housing Assistance document) details the financial assistance available from the Council to qualifying home owners, housing association and private rented tenants. Assistance for tenants of Sandwell Council is defined within a separate policy which can be found here (Adaptations for Disabled Tenants in Council Housing document).

For more information about how we can support you, watch this video.

For further information and to apply for an adaptation, contact Sandwell Enquiry on 0121 569 2266 or