Medical Adaptations

An adaptation is a permanent change that is made to your home to make it easier for you to live there. To be eligible for an adaptation you will normally have a disability or need an adaptation to assist your independent living.
There are three classifications of adaptations:
Low Value
This work involves minor changes to the house and does not involve any significant or structural changes, for example:
• Grab rails;
• Bannister;
• Specialist door handles / taps / WC handles;
• Re-siting a radiator;
• Additional door entry hand set;
• Sensory aids for visually or hearing impaired tenants.
Moderate Value
Work that involves permanent changes to the house, for example:
• Re-hanging doors;
• Installing a sliding door;
• Over bath shower;
• Widening footpath;
• Blacksmith handrails.
High Value 
Structural work or work that involves significant and / or permanent changes to the house (which may involve a Building Warrant), for example:
• Ceiling track hoists;
• Permanent ramps;
• Level access tray with shower;
• Wet floor shower in existing bathroom;
• Additional WC or shower;
• Widening doorways.
These are examples only and other works may be eligible if recommended by your Occupational Therapist.
To qualify for an adaptation you need to be a tenant of ours and have been assessed by an Occupational Therapist or another medical professional.
If you feel you would qualify for an adaptation, firstly you have to contact the Occupational Therapist through Glasgow City Council Social Work Services 0141 276 2420.
Once an Occupational Therapist has been out to visit you and has assessed your needs and decided what requirements you need for your disability, they will then contact us with recommendations for the type of adaptation required.
Registered Social Landlords receive a yearly allocation of money from the Scottish Government to help pay for adaptations that have been recommended by an Occupational Therapist or a medical professional. However, if Scottish Government funding is not available, we may not be able to carry out adaptations.
Our Stage 3 Adaptation Policy is available here.