Property Finding

Our requirements were very specific, we needed powerchair accessibility, a bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor and a therapy room to name just a few.  Tess really got to know our family, our needs and special requirements.  She understood our preferences, our desired area to live and liaised well with our team of therapists and legal team, providing regular updates and reports.  She went above and beyond just relying on search engines, was in contact with local agencies and was able to source properties that weren’t on the market yet.  Adaptation Design have supported us through the whole process very well, communicating with the agents and landlords on our behalf, organising and accompanying us to viewings.  We could not have found a suitable property without the help of Tess.  Thank you!

Client’s mother, Hertfordshire

Following an illness, catastrophic or personal injury, the needs and abilities of a person can change significantly meaning they are no longer able to return or continue living in their family home.  

Our clients and their families then face the challenge of finding more suitable alternative accommodation that will meet their altered needs. 

However, the general housing stock within the United Kingdom does not lend itself readily to the requirements of either access or care in the community and there is a significant shortage of accessible homes.  Inevitably, some degree of alteration and adaptation is likely to be required to provide an accessible and inclusive home environment. 

A fully accessible home opens up many more opportunities for promoting independence, dignity and supports on-going rehabilitation, both physically and psychologically.

Our experience in adapting residential properties means we are well placed to offer assistance in identifying potentially suitable homes.

We are instructed both pre and post settlement, to find short term solutions within temporary rental accommodation or long term purchase properties with the potential to become lifetime homes.

Our property finding services are led by a vastly experienced housing occupational therapist who is highly skilled in understanding the clinical needs of the client, how the physical environment can impact upon a person’s level of performance, their care, equipment and manual handling needs, as well as design and construction knowledge.

All these factors help in identifying potentially suitable properties and making client-specific recommendation for necessary and appropriate adaptations.

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