Medical Adaptations during the Current Coronavirus Pandemic
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic WSHA had to temporarily, postpone all Stage 3 Adaptation works. This decision was taken in line with UK and Scottish Government safety guidelines requiring all non-essential construction work to cease as part of the strategy to tackle the Corona virus outbreak and protect our residents, tenants, staff and contractors.
As the UK and Scottish Government have begun to ease restrictions and now permit construction work to take place in occupied properties, our Stage 3 Contractor assessed the impact of the pandemic and produced updated Risk and Method statements to mitigate and minimise the risks to our tenants when carrying out the works in their property.
Stage 3 works are currently carried out by L & D Plumbing Services
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times.
The Association receives an annual budget for Medical Adaptations, in order to make it easier for tenants to live within their property.
Should a tenant wish to apply for a Medical Adaptation, in the first instance, they will have to contact a local Occupational Therapist, either through their doctor or health centre.
The Occupational Therapist will then arrange to visit the tenant and determine what adaptations are required.
The Occupational Therapist will then submit a referral to the Association, advising the Association, of the adaptations that are required.
Once the Association receives a referral, provided the Housing Officer is satisfied with the adaptation request, and funds are still available within the budget, the Association will then contact their specialist contractor.
The specialist contractor will then contact the tenant, to make arrangements to survey the work required for the adaptation, along with the Associations Project Officer.
The Association will then receive a quote from the contractor, detailing the work involved and the cost of the work.
Provided the Association is satisfied with the work required and the cost, the contractor will then be instructed to proceed with the work.
The contractor will then contact the tenant, to advise them of the date when the work will commence.
Under normal circumstances, once an adaptation referral is approved, the work will be completed within 90 days.
Once the work has been completed, the Association’s Project Officer will arrange to visit the property, to inspect the work carried out and to ensure the tenant is completely satisfied with the adaptation.