Adaptations are usually an alteration to a home in order to help those that are disabled, or less able, to manage personal and domestic tasks.  These can include larger works such as ramps, widening of doorways or a walk-in shower, to smaller items such as grab-rails, second banisters or external handrails.

We are able to access annual grant funding from the Government specifically for adaptations. We can only claim this funding if we receive a referral from an Occupational Therapist stating that this adaptation is necessary. Our funding award is limited, therefore we may have to operate a Waiting List.

If you think that you would benefit from an adaptation and want to get some advice about a referral, please contact a member of the Asset Team by calling 01387 321300 or emailing

You can also self-refer to the Occupational Therapy Service of Dumfries & Galloway Council to arrange an assessment of your needs. Please call 03033 33 3001 or visit their website for more information.

Adaptation process

Adaptations Flowchart