Revised guidance on the process of delivering home adaptations has been published, aiming to simplify the process for trade professionals, housing providers, equipment suppliers and end users.
The new framework, in the Royal College of Occupational Therapists report Adaptations Without Delay, centres around a person-centred outcome.
It has been welcomed by industry suppliers including Closomat, which manufactures specialist bathroom equipment.
Mark Sadler, sales director at Closomat, said: “We know from practical experience that the new, holistic approach that addresses an appropriate outcome for the client is good.
“Something as comparatively simple as switching a conventional WC for a wash and dry toilet, for example, is often classed as a major adaptation but is relatively straightforward.
“The new framework, with its four categories depending on level of alteration to the property, should enable more timely, proportionate solutions.”
Closomat says it has in place the appropriate tools to enable all parties affected by the framework to achieve suitable care adaptations.