Aids and Adaptations

Aids and Adaptations

Saffron Housing Trust takes into account the specific needs of all their customers, providing a service that promotes independence and the opportunity to have a home for life.

Saffron Housing will also consider offering alternative solutions to meet the needs of the individual; this also includes referral for a move to a more suitable property.

If you or anyone in your household is disabled and has difficulty in getting into, or moving around your home or in accessing essential facilities within it, you should consider applying for an adaptation funded through the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) programme with your local council and in conjunction with Social Services.

Saffron Housing Trust is working with local councils and Social Services to install a wide range of adaptations to enable people to remain independent in their home.
The types of work which may be provided include:

  • Access to your property by widening doors and installing shallow steps or ramps.
  • Provision of a specially adapted room in which it would be safe to leave a disabled person unattended.
  • Improved lighting to ensure better visibility within and around your home.
  • Providing or improving access to the bedroom, lounge, kitchen, toilet, and washing facilities; for example, by installing a stair lift or providing a downstairs bathroom. Improve access and movement around the home to enable the disabled person to care for another person who lives in the property, such as a spouse, child or another person for whom the disabled person cares.

Minor Works
Minor Adaptations – If your aid or adaptation is going to cost less than £500 you can get in touch with Saffron directly, who may refer you to other organisations.  Depending on the aid or adaptation Saffron tries to complete these within a month.

These self referrals can include:

  • Grab rails
  • Kee-Klamp handrails
  • Moving light switches and sockets
  • Lever taps
  • Shower Seats

If you have any further questions please call Tim Bracken, Senior Technical Officer, on 01508 532011 or email

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