Our Healthy Home Assessment takes a person-centred approach looking at the whole home environment and what improvements can be made to improve health, safety and wellbeing within the key themes of: safe, secure, warm and independent.
Assessments are carried out by experienced and qualified trusted assessors and typically take around 2 hours. During that time, our Assessor will take the time to fully understand your needs along with any concerns or worries you have about your home. They will also carry-out a room-by-room assessment of any risks and consider how they can be best resolved.
Following the assessment, we will provide advice and guidance on what steps you may wish to take to improve the health of your home. Often, this will result in a referral to one of our other services such as to our Handyperson Service or to a Technical Advisor. Where appropriate – and only with your consent – we will also signpost or refer you to other agencies that may be able to help you.
Typical work carried out as a result of a Healthy Home Assessment include:
- Fitting grab rails
- Removing trip hazards
- Improving access to property
- Improving lighting in key risk areas
- Technical advice & support on possible home adaptations or improvements
- Housing Options information and advice
- Referrals to other agencies for support
What will it cost?
The Healthy Home Assessment is always free of charge. If we recommend any additional work as a result of the assessment, we will always advise of any costs in advance. Often, work resulting from the Healthy Home Assessment will be carried out under the Handyperson Service and will be eligible for the Integrated Home Improvement Service scheme, so clients will only pay for the cost of materials.
Mr & Mrs G are both in the 70s. Mr G has dementia and Mrs G is his main carer. During a Healthy Home Assessment visit, Mrs G explained that her husband was struggling with using the bathroom. We were able to suggest a number of improvements which included changing the toilet seat and making the door more visible by painting the casing and changing the handle. Mrs G says she feels better able to cope with her role as a carer.