Housing grants and adaptations
The Community Occupational Therapy Service is moving from its current service provider NRS Healthcare Ltd back into the Isle of Wight Council on 1 October 2023.
We would like to reassure all residents on the Isle of Wight that the services being provided by the Community Occupational Therapy Team are not affected by this move.
If you wish to contact the Community Occupational Therapy service after 1 October 2023 please call 01983 823340. Choose option 7 for the Occupational Therapy Service from the available services.
Keeping you independent
We understand it is best to remain in your home if possible. If you have health issues, a disability, or changing circumstances, and you need to make your home fit for purpose, let us know.
You may need to make some minor or major adjustments to your home, such as installing a shower seat or building a wheelchair ramp. For minor adaptations, you can refer yourself or someone else to our Community Equipment Service.
For information about our equipment service and making your home more functional for disabilities and age-related needs, visit our daily living aids page.
For major adaptations, we can help you find local services or apply for entitlements, such as a Disabled Facilities Grant.
Information about what we can provide can be found by downloading our guidance on adaptations for disabled people (PDF, 299KB).
You may have to have your needs assessed to be given a grant.
Our Community Occupational Therapy service as well as other medical professionals can make referrals for an assessment of needs.
Once a request for an assessment of needs has been received our housing renewal officer will contact you. They will complete an assessment of needs with you.
If you have any questions please call 01983 823340. Choose option 7 for the Occupational Therapy Service from the available services.
Find out more about the government’s Disabled Facilities Grant guidelines for your local authority.
If you are renting, your landlord may be eligible for assistance if they are a registered social provider with the housing association.
- Call NRS Healthcare on 01983 215774 for more information. This option is available until 1 October 2023.
- From the 1 October 2023 please call 01983 823340. Choose option 7 for the Occupational Therapy Service from the available services.
Please view the Repairs and Wellbeing Grant Policy (PDF,305KB).
There may be other grants available to you, such as to improve energy and heating efficiency.
Visit safe and comfortable homes for more information. If you still have any questions about housing grants and needs for your home, contact our housing renewal team.