Don’t struggle with daily living
If you are finding it difficult to manage some of the routine daily living tasks, please do not feel you have to struggle on; there are aids and adaptations you can get which may help.
Sefton Council may be able to help if your home needs adapting because of mobility issues, frailty or disability. Providing you are eligible, assistance may be available to you through a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) which can help pay for the works and any equipment.
This type of work can include:
- widening doors or installing ramps
- providing a specially adapted room in which it is safe to leave a disabled person unattended
- installing a stair lift so there is better access to a bathroom, kitchen, or bedroom
- installing a downstairs bathroom
- improving or installing a heating system which is suitable for the disabled person
- adapting heating or lighting controls so that they are easier to use by a disabled person.
Before any work is carried out, an Occupational Therapist will assess the need for the adaptations and check that your home is suitable for them. In order to obtain an assessment from an Occupational Therapist, you will need to complete a self-assessment form. These are available from Social Services on 0151 934 3737. You can also use this number for enquiries regarding the assessment procedure.
If you would like to know more about applying for a disabled facilities grant, please contact Sefton Council’s home improvement team on 0151 934 4155/4450 or you can do it online at https://forms.sefton.gov.uk/homeimprovement.
In addition to this Sefton also provides a community equipment service that provides a range of equipment designed to enable you to retain your independence and remain living at home. For more information, contact Sefton Community Equipment Service, Unit 2C Becher’s Drive, Aintree Retail Park, L9 5AY which is open 8.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday or telephone 0151 288 6208 or email: Equipment.Service@sefton.gov.uk
Age Concern Liverpool & Sefton also has a wide range of thousands of daily living aids that you can view and purchase online. Everything from rollators to grabbers; from jar openers to bath seats; from dementia clocks and calendars to daily pill dispensers can be found on our site. Please visit www.livingaidsdirect.com/liverpool to see our full range or call us on 01704 542 993 to request a catalogue containing some of the most popular items.