Targeted planning of major conversion work

Sometimes, minor changes will not be enough to ensure you can continue to live independently in your home. Structural alterations may be needed, for example because you are no longer able to manage steps or get in and out of the bath without help. Building a front-door ramp can give you easier and safer access to your home, while interior ramps, either mobile or fixed, can improve both mobility and access to rooms. A stair lift can also be installed where structural conditions allow. Should this not be possible, mobile aids such as stair caterpillars and stair-climbing wheelchairs are available to help you reach upper floors. These are officially authorised mobility aids and are also available for rent.

To help you negotiate a high threshold that leads to a balcony, raised floors or installing an intermediate step can help.