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Adaptations for Stockport Homes tenants

We provide a wide range of adaptations to properties for our customers.

  • Equipment

    Examples of equipment include a:

    • bath board, bath seat or shower chair to help with bathing;
    • raised seat, toilet frame or commode to help access the toilet; and
    • perched stool to help with food preparation.

    You can find out more about the equipment and adaptations service by reading our leaflet.

    If you think that you or someone you care for may benefit you may contact:

    Adults (Over 18 years)

    • 0161 217 6029 (Stockport Direct)
    • Using the on-line referral form click here.

    You can also find out more about the services offered to disabled adults by the Council at the My Care My Choice website. 

    Children and Young people

    • 0161 426 5200 / 5201 / 5202 (Children's Equipment and Adaptations Service)
    • Email cypdisp@nhs.net

    You can also find out more about the services offered to disabled children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities by the Council at the Local Offer website.

     

  • Adaptations

    If equipment will not meet your needs, you may benefit from an adaptation.

    What is an adaptation?

    An adaptation is a physical alteration to your home to allow you to live as independently as possible. These can be either minor or major adaptations.

    Minor adaptations include:

    • grab rails; and
    • a half step.

    Major adaptations include:

    • a level access / walk-in shower;
    • a stair lift;
    • an outside ramp;
    • a through floor lift;
    • widening doorways; and
    • a ceiling track hoist.

    To determine if you would benefit from an adaptation, an Occupational Therapist or Equipment and Adaptations Officer will look at whether adaptations to your property will help you.

    Due to our limited housing stock, rehousing may be discussed with you as an alternative to adapting your home.

    If you think that you or someone you care for may benefit you may contact:

    Adults (Over 18 years)

    • 0161 217 6029 (Stockport Direct)
    • Using the on-line referral form click here.

    You can also find out more about the services offered to disabled adults by the Council at the My Care My Choice website.

    Children and Young people

    • 0161 426 5200 / 5201 / 5202 (Children's Equipment and Adaptations Service)
    • Email cypdisp@nhs.net

    You can also find out more about the services offered to disabled children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities by the Council at the Local Offer website.

     

  • Adaptations factsheets

    Below is a list of the most common adaptations. Click on the link to find a brief description of adaptation, the process we use and some useful pointers to help you to prepare for the adaptation to be installed.

  • Moving to an adapted property

     

    If you have a disability or health problem and think you would benefit from living in an adapted property you must register with Homechoice, and complete a medical self-assessment form. The information you provide will be assessed by the Medical Housing Officer who will allocate points for your disability/health conditions which you can use to help you bid for properties.

    You may also be contacted by the Occupational Therapist who will decide if you should be included on the Adapted Property Register.

    Most properties with adaptations are advertised through Homechoice and are allocated using the Choice Based Lettings scheme. Details of how a property has been adapted are clearly shown on the advert. All applicants on the Homechoice register may bid for these properties but those on the Adapted Property Register will be given priority.

    Properties that are wheelchair accessible are allocated by the Adapted Property Panel and are not advertised by Homechoice.

    You can find out more about moving to an adapted property by reading our leaflet.

  • Service standards

    You can can view our Adaptations Service Standards in the table below.

    Service Standard Target
    Acknowledge requests received for adaptations from the Adult Adaptations Service Social Services within 2 working days 100%
    Carry out minor adaptations within 8 working days 95%
    Carry out major adaptations within our target timescales below, following completion of surveyor's inspection 95%

    Ensure overall satisfaction with the Adaptations Service

    85%

     

    Description of work Completion target Completion target Completion target
      Immediate priority High priority Normal priority
    Showers 40 working days 50 working days 60 working days
    Ramps 20 working days 40 working days 60 working days
    Straight stair lift 15 working days 35 working days 60 working days
    Curved stair lift 30 working days 45 working days 70 working days
    Ceiling track hoist 20 working days 40 working days 60 working days
    Through floor lifts 30 working days 40 working days 60 working days
    Closomat toilet N/A 40 working days 60 working days
    Fencing 15 working days 40 working days 60 working days

    A number of Council policies regulate how Stockport Homes can help its tenants

    You can view Stockport’s Major Adaptations Policy here.

    You can view Stockport’s Allocation Policy here.

For more information, contact the Adaptations and Older Persons team on 0161 474 4291 or email aops@stockporthomes.org

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Page last reviewed 31/01/2017