The Scottish Government has produced a guide, Help with Adaptations to your Home: A guide for disabled people in private housing.
Each local authority has produced a scheme of assistance which sets out what kinds of help are available to home owners in their area. Contact your local authority for more information.
The following organisations can also give specialist advice to disabled people on adaptations to their home:
Advice Service Capability Scotland
Tel: 0131 313 5510
Textphone: 0131 346 2529
Ownership Options in Scotland
Tel: 0131 661 3400
These organisations will also be able to direct you to other advice agencies which may be able to help you.
Scotland also has a national disability information service called Update (helpline: 0131 669 1600).
Care Information Scotland is a new telephone helpline and website service. providing information about community care services for older people. A key role of the service is to act as a guide through the maze of information sources that are currently available, but it is more than a signposting service and aims to resolve the majority of queries directly without the need to refer customers to other organisations. The service includes national information and information about locally delivered services.
The helpline (08456 001 001) is available from 10.00am - 8.00pm, Monday to Friday and 10.00am - 4.00pm on Saturday, with calls charged at the local rate.
Shelter Scotland also provides advice on making disabled adaptations to your home.
Your local Care and Repair organisation provides advice and practical assistance for older and disabled people. Check the phone book or ask your council for details of your local Care and Repair organisation.
National guidance on the provision of equipment and adaptations was issued by the Scottish Government to NHS/local authority partnerships in December 2009. Read more about this guidance and download a copy.
A range of guide and toolkits to assist professionals implement this new guidance have also been produced.