Medical Adaptations and Available Funding

Wishaw and District Housing Association recognises that it is a fact of life that people’s housing needs can change quite drastically over the years, usually through ill health, disability or old age.  This often results in certain aspects of the house no longer being suitable, the most common problems being;

  • Getting in and out of the bath;
  • Doors being too narrow for wheelchairs;
  • Steps to the house restricting access.

Many of these problems can be overcome by making adaptations to the house such as:

  • Fitting a “walk in shower”;
  • Widening the doorways;
  • Providing a ramp access to the house.

Restrictions in the number of medical adaptations…..

Although Wishaw and District Housing Association is committed to helping people stay in their home and retain a good quality of life, we are restricted in the number of medical adaptations we can carry out each year by the level of grants we are awarded from the Scottish Government that are specifically for this purpose.

Regrettably no guarantee can be given that the work requested
will be carried out by the Association in any given year.

You should also be aware that it is sometimes extremely difficult, or indeed,
impossible, to adapt a house to meet all the needs of an individual and it may be necessary
for you to consider other options and other ways to meet your housing needs.

Application forms for referral for Medical Adaptations are available from any Social Work Department Office of North Lanarkshire Council’s Housing Department.  The address for these departments are:

Social Work Department Offices


Motherwell

North Lanarkshire Council
Social Work Department
Scott House
73-77 Merry Street
Motherwell
ML1 1JE

Tel: 01698-332100
Email: MothRecServices@northlan.gov.uk


Wishaw

North Lanarkshire Council
Social Work Department
Kings House
King Street
Wishaw
ML2 8BS

Tel: 01698-348200
Email: WishRecServices@northlan.gov.uk


Shotts

North Lanarkshire Council
Social Work Department
169 Station Road
Shotts
ML7 4BQ


Tel: 01501-824700
Email: ShotRecServices@northlan.gov.uk