Housing and adaptations
Finding out what you need
See the Occupational Therapist in your hospital, in your local HSE Health Centre, or privately. They can assess what you need, help rebuild your skills, do reports, help you get equipment and apply for grants.See Health and independence for where to access an Occupational Therapist and where to find equipment, aids, and other services you may need.
Adapting your home
If you’re renting from your council, contact them. If they approve any adaptations, they’ll cover the costs.If you’re a home owner or renting, you may be entitled to the Housing Adaptation Housing Grant or Mobility Aids Housing Grant from your local council. These grants can help towards the costs of making changes to your home. If you don’t qualify for a grant, and can’t get a bank loan, you can apply for a council Home Improvement Loan. See more on www.citizensinformation.ie or contact your local council.
Applying for Social Housing
Contact your local council to apply to go on their Housing List for the Council, Voluntary Housing Associations and Housing Co-operatives.
See www.iwa.ie/house for the 10 steps to applying for accessible social housing.
Irish Council for Social Housing has details of housing associations in your area. w: www.icsh.ie.
If you’re renting privately and want to apply for rent supplement you also need to be on the council’s housing list.