Most homes aren’t accessible for people with disability. Home modifications are one way you can ensure your home meets your needs. Modifications can include ramps for wheelchairs or handrails for mobility.
- If you are in a private rental, you can ask your landlord to make some improvements to your property or ask for permission to organise them yourself through a contractor or service provider.
- If you’re part of the NDIS, you may be able to access funding schemes to make modifications to your housing, if you have an assessment through an occupational therapist.
- If you live in social, community or public housing, you may also be able to request your landlord make changes to your home to suit you or approve modifications you or a contractor or service provider organises.
- If you’re in staying emergency housing, modifications or workarounds might be possible.
- If you live in other types of homes such as boarding houses or caravan parks you could also potentially make changes. Check with your contact person and think about what modifications might suit your needs.
You have a right to live in a place that suits you and is safe. Modifications can be a great way to make a place better suit you.