Changes to your home
If you have a disability, illness or health condition, you might benefit from a change to your home. These changes are often called adaptations.
An adaptation is a change to your home that makes life easier for you.
This could be:
- installing a handrail
- widening a door
- installing equipment for people with a hearing or visual impairment
- replacing a bath with a level access shower
Adaptations are free, if all three of the following apply:
- you live in a property owned by the council
- you have a physical disability, mental health condition or illness
- you have difficulty undertaking normal daily activities
If you own your home, rent privately or are a housing association tenant in Brighton & Hove, you may be able to get help towards the cost of adapting your home.
Find out if you could apply for a disabled facilities grant.
Housing currently offer a wider range of assistance to help with housing repairs and adaptations, find out more in our disabled facilities grant housing policy.
If it’s your first time contacting us about a Disabled Facilities Grant, please send an email to AccessPoint@brighton-hove.gov.uk.
If you've already contacted access point and your adaptation has been referred or is ongoing then please send an email to email@example.com.
For information about how we use your data, you can view the Housing adaptations grant application privacy notice.
How much adaptations cost
Adaptations that cost:
- less than £1,000 (minor adaptations) are free for people who we’ve assessed as eligible
- more than £1,000 (major adaptations) may be funded or part funded by the council
To check if you can get an adaptation, ask for an assessment from Adult Social Care.
Get help choosing adaptations
If you own or rent your home, the Mears Home Improvement Service can help you choose adaptations and housing options.
For more information, or to request an assessment, send an email to the Access Point at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01273 29 55 55.
Access point will take details of the difficulties you have, and give you standard equipment or adaptations. If this does not meet your needs they will pass you onto the most appropriate place.