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Minor Adaption Requests

Minor Adaption Requests

Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council are working in partnership with the Northern Health and Social Care Trust (NHSCT) Occupational Therapy Service to process Minor Adaptation requests as part of the Home Safety Checks that we offer to Over 65s and Vulnerable adults. 

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When carrying out a free Home Safety Check, the Council’s Home Safety Team carry out a consultation with the resident to identify risks to help provide tailored safety advice and free equipment.  As part of this check it may become apparent that mobility is an issue (e.g. difficulty IN safely and confidently negotiating stairs or steps at the front or back door).  As this need has been established (and if the resident lives in a privately owned or rented home) the Home Safety Team are able to request the fitting of either a Handrail or Grabrail for front or back door, a second handrail for the stairs or Grabrail beside the WC.  This request goes straight to the NHSCT for fitting without the need for an Occupational Therapy assessment, saving the resident time waiting for that and helping to reduce the waiting list for the Community Occupational Therapy Teams.

We can do this as our Home Safety Team have been trained by the Occupational Therapists for this specific task.  We will still refer residents who have more complex needs or those that cannot be met within the scope of this arrangement to the Community Occupational Therapy Team for a home assessment.

For more information and to book a Home Safety Check T. 028 9034 0160 or E. envhealth@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk or fill in the form below.


Request a free Home Safety Check

State the person who the Home Safety Check is for or name of parent/guardian if requesting an under 5s Home Safety Check
Category of Home Safety Check:

Please list age of person (or child(ren) under 5) who you are requesting the Home Safety Check for.
If requesting a Home Safety Check on their behalf and with their consent
If you wish to receive an email notification that your request has been received
I Consent: