Adapting your home

About the service

If you, or a member of your family, are having difficulty getting around your home due to a physical disability, sensory impairment or old age, you can request an assessment for equipment and adaptations to make it easier for you to live independently.

How to apply

Please request an occupational therapy assessment using the button below.

Request an assessment

Can anyone request an assessment?

You must be a permanent Liverpool resident, live in your own home and have a disability which:

  • Has lasted or is likely to last for at least 12 months and has no prospect of significant improvement.
  • Significantly affects your ability to carry out the activities of daily living in the home, or imposes a burden on your carer or family.

Is there a charge for equipment and adaptations?

The assessment and advice is free and some items of equipment and adaptations are also free.  However, if your assessment suggests that you need extensive adaptations which are not funded by supported living, they may be subject to a means test.  You will be advised of this during your assessment. 

You may also be entitled to a Disabled Facilities Grant to help with costs for adapting your home.

Advice about home adaptations

Liverpool Disabled Living Centre

Liverpool Disabled Living Centre offers free independent information, assessment and advice on equipment.

You can try out a range of equipment - please call to book in advance on 0151 296 7733, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

The centre is just one of the services provided by Liverpool Lifehouse, a partnership between the council and Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust.


If you are looking for help with what to buy, the Disabled Living Foundation's AskSARA website gives advice on what best fits your needs and budget.

Get free advice from AskSARA

The site asks questions about your health and abilities and, based on your answers, tells you what aids and adaptations may help, where to buy them and how much they cost.

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