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Adapting your home

​​​​Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

If you, or a member of your family, are having difficulty getting around your home, you can request an assessment by an Occupational Therapist.

The difficulty could be due to a physical disability​, sensory impairment or old age. The therapist will assess if equipment and adaptations could make it easier for you to live independently.

Disabled Facilities Grant

You may be eligible for a disabled facilities grant if you have a physical disability. This grant will help towards the cost of adapting your home so that you are as independent as possible.

Help Moving Your Bins

If you find it hard to put your bins out for collection, you can apply to use our Assisted Waste Scheme.  

Refuse collectors will know they have permission to move your bins from your home if they are not on the kerbside.  Please contact us for more information about this scheme.

Independent Living Equipment 

We can provide help and advice on identifying equipment and minor adaptations that can help you live more independently.  

The Cardiff and Vale Joint Equipment Service (JES)

The Joint Equipment Service works with Cardiff Council, the Vale of Glamorgan Council, and the NHS to provide medical equipment and continence products across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

Items are prescribed by health care professionals – if you think you may need medical equipment, please contact the Independent Living Services Team:
029 20 234 234

Items such as commodes, perching stools, bathing and bedroom aids, and even profiling beds and hoists are loaned to residents and all recycled back into the service once they are no longer needed.

If you no longer need a piece of equipment, you can return it to one of our two warehouses or call us to raise a collection:

Cardiff Business Park
Units 2-3 Lambourne Crescent
CF14 5GF
West Point Industrial Estate
Unit 5b
Penarth Road
CF11 8JQ 

If you have an issue with a piece of equipment that requires maintenance or repair you can call us, this includes emergency out of hours. 
029 2087 3673

We also deliver continence prescriptions on behalf of the NHS.

If you have a query about your continence products, quantity or prescription please contact the Continence Advisory Service
029 2184 1590

If you have a query about your product delivery please contact:
029 2087 3673

Care and Repair

Care and Repair​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window are a national charity which helps older homeowners and private tenants to repair, adapt and maintain their homes.  We can refer you to them and they will visit you at home to discuss what repairs or adaptations you need, the possible solutions, the likely costs and sources of funding.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Independent Living Services.

029 2023 4234

Monday – Thursday: 8.30am to 5pm
Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm

You can also make a referral for an assessment of your needs or someone else's needs.


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