Home Education and children Special educational needs and disability Help at home Equipment and home adaptations for disabled children Your child may be eligible to help with day-to-day living, moving around and their development. You may also be able to get changes made to your home – known as ‘home adaptations’ – to help your child live more comfortably, safely and independently. Your child will need to be assessed to see what equipment and home adaptations they need. Who you get an assessment from will depend on the type of equipment your child needs.Personal equipmentYou’ll need to get an assessment from the Children’s Therapy Service (which is part of the NHS) to see what equipment your child needs to help them do things like:move around – for example, wheelchairs, walkers day-to-day activities – for example eating, drinking, seatingplay and developAsk your GP or health visitor to refer you to the Children’s Therapy Service.Home equipment and adaptationsYou’ll need to get an occupational therapy assessment for your child to see what adaptations or equipment they’ll need at home.Contact your social worker, if you have one, or our Children’s First Response Duty team to ask for an assessment.Children’s First Response Duty teamTelephone: 0116 305 0005Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgMinor adaptationsMinor adaptations to your home include:grab railsdoor wideningrampsEquipment for personal careEquipment to help your child at home includes:specialist bedstoilet framesshower seatschanging bencheshoists to lift and move your childMajor adaptationsLarger adaptations include: level access showersnew rooms like wheelchair accessible bedroomsPaying for adaptations and equipmentYou won’t have to pay for minor adaptations or equipment. You child may be eligible for a Disabled Facilities Grant to pay for major adaptations. The occupational therapist can assess your child to see what they need. They’ll make recommendations to your district or city council who manage the grant. Help us improve this page Hide content Was this page helpful? Yes It was helpful, but Please select a reasonthere's a broken link it's hard to understand it's incorrect it's outdated it's too long Other No Please select a reasonit didn't answer my question it's not detailed enough it's hard to understand it's incorrect it's outdated it's too long Other Details Email address We’ll only use this to ask for more detail if we need to.