According to a report carried out by the Local Government Association, our ageing population now live in a third of all homes. Whilst there is an undersupply of fully accessible homes, 72% could be adapted. With such demand, homes across the housing market must be made accessible to ensure safety, independence, and positive wellbeing.
For many people, everyday tasks such as getting in and out of a bath can be a day-to-day struggle. Adapting your bathroom can be life-changing, but knowing where to begin with tackling adaptations can be overwhelming.
For residents in Bristol, that is where We Care Home Improvements can provide impartial advice, guidance, and practical support with managing the project. Their in-house Occupational Therapist and team of knowledgeable advisers are on hand to provide their expertise.
We Care Home Improvements client, Margaret, recently had a level access shower installed with a free-standing chair. She said “I really think the new shower is fantastic. It’s such a help. And it was all so quick!” Her daughter, Sue added, “It’s a weight off my mind to know that my mum can relax and enjoy her new shower at the same time as staying safe.”
Another challenge for homeowners can be meeting the cost of adaptations, particularly where a homeowner is not eligible for a Disabled Facilities Grant or has a top-up contribution to make. Lendology CIC can provide council subsidised loans to eligible homeowners for a range of home repairs, improvements, and adaptations. As a Social Enterprise lender, we support a range of homeowners with an even broader range of loan products, depending on household needs.
If you are thinking about investing in home adaptations, call We Care Home Improvements for advice on 0300 323 0700 or visit www.wecr.org.uk