Aids & Adaptations
If you need advice on aids and adaptation so that you can continue to live safely and securely in your home, the following Agencies and Services may be able to help:
Care & Repair
If you are aged 60 and over, the Agency can provide free advice and support to help you carry out necessary repairs and adaptations to your home. They will visit you in your own home to discuss what you need, the possible solutions, the likely costs and help identify sources of funding. They will also carry out a home safety check to ensure you are safe in your home i.e. by installing smoke alarms.
They also deliver the Rapid Response Adaptation Programme (which is funded by the Welsh Government) providing repairs and small adaptations for people who are in hospital but require adaptations before they are discharged, have recently been discharged from hospital or are at risk of being admitted to hospital or into a Care Home.
Telephone: 01970 639920
Mid & West Wales Fire Service
The Service provides a Home Fire Safety Assessment and is committed to reducing the number of accidental home fires across their area. They can offer lots of helpful information and advice on how you can prevent fires in the home, what to do if a fire should break out and the services available to support you in protecting your home from the risk of fire. They can also install a free smoke alarm.
Link to website: At Home - Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service
You can request a home fire safety assessment for either yourself or a dependent relative by contacting the Service on 0800 169 1234.
Medra Services (Tai Ceredigion)
The Medra Service is available to anyone living in Ceredigion (including private homeowners) and provides a team of Estate Caretakers and Handypersons – you do not have to be a Tai Ceredigion Tenant. The Handyperson service is available to anyone with a disability. If you do not have a disability, you must be aged over 55. It can help with small jobs such as gardening or minor improvements around the home,.
Cost: The hourly rate for non tenants is currently £24.00 per hour (£17.50 per hour for Tai Wales & West Housing tenants) with a minimum charge of £12 (£10.00 for Tai Wales & West Housing tenants). The minimum charge covers for up to the first half hour and any time worked after this is charged per minute. An estimate will be given before the job is booked in. (cost correct as of 18.2.2015)
Telephone: 0345 606 7654
Ceredigion County Council
If you require larger adaptations because of your illness or disability you can request an Occupational Therapy assessment from Social Services. There may be grants available but these are means tested and you will be offered a financial assessment. You can find out more information here:
If you would like an Occupational Therapy assessment please telephone the Single Point of Access:
Telephone: 01545 574000