Aids and Adaptations

Aids and Adaptations

Saffron Housing Trust takes into account the needs of all our tenants. We aim to provide a service that promotes independence and the opportunity to have a home for life.

As part of this, we can consider a variety of solutions to meet any individual needs you have. This can include providing a referral for a move to a more suitable property if necessary.

If you or anyone in your household is disabled and has difficulty getting into or moving around your home, or accessing everything you need within it, we can help you make changes. To help access funding for these changes, you should consider applying for an adaptation through the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) programme. This programme is run by your local council in conjunction with Social Services.

Saffron Housing Trust is working with local councils and Social Services to install a wide range of adaptations that enable people to remain independent in their home. The adaptations we can help to provide 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. We can also help improve access and movement around the home to enable a person with disabilities who is caring for another person who lives in the property, such as a spouse or child.

Minor Adaptations

If your aid or adaptation is going to cost less than £500, you can get in touch with Saffron directly. We may deal with you directly, or connect you with other organisations who can help. 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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