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Medical Adaptations

Medical Adaptations during the Current Coronavirus Pandemic

The Scottish Government has now moved most areas into Tier 4 which prevents Non-Emergency repair works being carried out in occupied properties. However, the following works are still allowed to be carried out.

Tradespeople should only go into an occupied property to carry out or deliver essential work or services, for example: to carry out utility (electricity, gas, water, telephone, broadband) safety checks, repairs, maintenance and installations.

Carry out repairs and maintenance that would otherwise threaten the household’s health and safety

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times.

Medical Adaptations

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.

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