Adapting your home

Your home may not be suitable for you if you are elderly or disabled and can't get around the property or use all the facilities. You may be able to get adaptations done to solve this problem - grants are available to pay for these adaptations, depending on your circumstances. This section also looks at your options if it isn't possible to adapt your home satisfactorily.

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  • Starting adaptations

    This page looks at how you can work out what kind of adaptations you'd benefit from, how you can get help paying for adaptations and what you can do if it isn't possible to adapt

  • Adaptations in council housing

    Check what you need to do if you have a Scottish secure tenancy or short Scottish secure tenancy and you need to carry out adaptations to make your home more suitable for your needs.

  • Adaptations in private rented homes

    If you rent from a private landlord, you need to ask their permission to make adaptations. But your landlord cannot refuse consent unreasonably.

  • Adaptations if you own your home

    If you own your home, you may still need to get consent to carry out adaptations. This page looks at what you need to do.

Speak to a Shelter Scotland adviser

Call Shelter Scotland's free housing advice helpline

0808 800 4444
9am-5pm, Monday to Friday

Email an adviser

You can also email a housing adviser. We aim to respond within three working days.

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