Coastline Housing is committed to supporting older and disabled residents to live independently within their own homes for as long as they want.
There are two types of adaptations. The first are simple things Coastline fits to help you in your home. The second are bigger changes which need a Disabled Facilities Grant from Cornwall Council.
We provide a dedicated disabled adaptations service which is open to all customers in rental homes. These adaptations can be fitted at no cost if you request them:
- Lever taps
- Grab handles
- Banister rails
- Galvanised rails over external steps
- Optical smoke detectors for the hard of hearing
- Removal of internal thresholds and making safe
Disabled Facilities Grants for adaptations
Cornwall Council has a Home Solutions Team to manage all disabled adaptations. This allows them to follow the whole process from start to finish, making the application process quick and easy.
If you feel that you require an adaptation to your home then please contact the Home Solutions Team. More information and the team's details are on Cornwall Council's Home Solutions page.
The team will arrange an appointment for an occupational therapist to assess your needs at home.
If the work required costs less than £500 and you live in a rental home a referral will be passed to Coastline to arrange for it to be done.
If the work required costs more than £500 then the Home Solutions team at Cornwall Council will apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant on your behalf.
Sometimes the grant is means tested, so a financial contribution may be required.
Coastline will be involved, as any works on our properties need to have permission granted by us. Once the work has been completed, one of our surveyors will arrange a visit to ensure that it is to our high standards.
If you need to report any repairs for your adaptation in a rental home please contact us.
All Disabled Facilities Grant work is covered by a 12 month guarantee.