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Disabled persons - Housing adaptations for people with disabilities (11.8.22)

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11. 8. 22
Disabled persons - Housing adaptations for people with disabilities

 

Extent:     Jersey
Updated:  January 2017

 

Words you may need to know

 

Adaptation - to change or modify something

Listed building - a building which has been given a special category by the Planning Department as it is considered to be special in some way

Site of Special Interest- a building or place that has been listed by the Planning Department as it is considered special in some way

Disability - a medical condition which makes it difficult to carry out normal daily activities

Proposed adaptations - changes you want to make

Supported - confirmed, further proof available

Occupational Therapist - this is someone who assesses someone's ability to carry out normal living tasks and looks to find ways to assist or help them

Applicant - the person who wants to apply for the grant or help

Means tested - this means that the applicant will be asked for details of their income and outgoings, also how much savings etc they have. If you have more than a certain amount you may not qualify for any help or may have to put some money (contribute) towards the adaptation.

Assess - carry out tests, work out what is needed

 

Adaptations to listed buildings and Sites of Special Interest

See: www.gov.je/PlanningBuilding

Home adaptations for people with disabilities

Under the following two schemes, any proposed adaptations to the home must be supported by a report from an Occupational Therapist who will assess the needs of the applicant in their home.

The schemes require applicants to be means tested to work out whether they will need to contribute towards the cost of the adaptation.

See:
https://www.andiumhomes.je/