Design

Home improvement agencies are well placed to help people living with different health conditions to stay at home for as long as possible. Adaptations to the home can reduce risk and anxiety for the person affected, their carers and families, and enable independent living.

Here are some useful resources (also use the left hand side navigation menu for more options):

Good Practice Guide for the Provision of Major Adaptations - This Guide has been prepared by the Scottish Government and forms part of a suite of materials developed alongside, and in support of, the 2009 Guidance on the Provision of Equipment and Adaptations1. It has been prepared following an initial scoping exercise to identify and share good practice. This was carried out across 32 local authorities and partnerships to which 26 responded and engaged in the process. 

A guide for assisted living - This document provides guidance to those who may have to take decisions on the appropriate design, specification, construction and adaptation of ‘assisted living enabled’ buildings. 

Enabling Independence: Design Guide for Independent Living - Providing whole solutions for whole lifestyles, providing genuine options and real choice which deliver opportunities for individual growth, development and wellbeing.