Minor Adaption Service

A minor adaptations service is available where the public may approach the One Stop Shop directly for minor works without waiting for an assessment from the Occupational Therapy Service.

Minor adaptations that can be provided with no further assessment are:

1. Visual Impairment needs

Staircase applications

External lighting

2. Hearing Impairment needs

Flashing doorbells

Smoke alarm alerts

3. Rails

Main entrance support rail


Newel rails


Stair hand-rails

4. Access

Internal door threshold ramps

Improved access and widened pathway to main entrance

Door entry intercom

5. Kitchens and bathrooms

Window opening equipment

Kitchen lever taps

Kitchen cupboard handles

Bathroom lever taps

W.C. lever flush handles

Bathroom grab-rails

6. General needs

Door and wall protectors

Alter heights of electricity faceplates

7. Safety matters

Safety glass

To request a minor adaptation or speak to a member of the team regarding the service, please telephone 01595 741368 or call along 2 Harbour Street, Lerwick.

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