The personalisation of services taking place under welfare reform means more people will be choosing to stay in their own homes with support rather than enter the care system.
As a result, there will be growing demand on housing providers to ensure their properties are meeting the needs of vulnerable residents.
Tenants and homeowners can apply for disability facilities grants to cover the cost of adaptations, but making mistakes in understanding needs or ignoring long-term sustainability can cause unnecessary expense and time, as well as confusion and anxiety for residents.
Adapting properties for people with disabilities training course is for staff who are asked to manage the modifications of homes for disabled tenants. Candidates will be taught the process of modifying properties, from assessment to implementation, while ensuring equipment stays in good order.
What the course covers
- Understanding the adaptation process
- Communicating with the occupational therapist
- Types of adaptations
- Available equipment
- Specifying works, such as text and drawings
- Communicating with clients and managing expectations
- Managing the installation of adaptations
- Repair and maintenance of specialist equipment
- Funding adaptations; personal budgets.
Who should attend
Our course is for staff who are asked to adapt properties, as well as those who manage the process. It is also for people who deal with the repair and maintenance of specialist equipment and would be helpful to people who assess works as part of the disabled facility grant process.
Length of course
1 day - 9am to 5pm
Price stated is Per Person for 1 day training.
Adapting Properties for People with Disabilities
Upkeep’s courses have been developed by, and with industry experts.
All of our tutors have current or recent professional industry experience which means that you are learning from professionals with a great level of experience and skills.
We currently hold all of our scheduled courses in London, but are planning to start delivery in the midlands, north west and north east over the coming months.
If you can’t make it to London, we can come to you with a bespoke training package tailored to meet your needs and those of your organisation. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 0208 123 0804.