What are adaptations?
Adaptations are items and equipment for around your home and garden to make daily life easier. It may be that you need help getting up and down stairs or generally moving around.
Adaptations can be large items such as stair-lifts or more simple products such as handrails to help with mobility, or seat raisers for toilets, for example. They can also be electronic equipment, such as alarms to alert carers that you require help.
Who can help?
An occupational therapist can advise you of the most appropriate equipment and adaptations to suit your needs.
You can ask your gp, nurse or other health or social care worker to refer you to the occupational therapy service, or you can contact them yourself.
Their contact numbers are different depending on where you live.
Scunthorpe West Network Team (anything North of Queensway, including Frodingham Road and the Isle of Axholme) - 03033 306802
Scunthorpe South Network Team (anything South of Queensway, up to Messingham and everything in-between including Kirton Lindsey and Hibaldstow) - 03033 306804
East Network Team (Broughton to Killingholme and everything in-between) - 01724 298180
If you need information about funding any improvements, please visit the funding for repairs or improvements page on the council website.
The NHS also provides support and information for people with vision impairments and hearing loss, as well as an extensive guide of services within the North Lincolnshire area, who specialise in aiding those with sensory impairments.