Home Modifications

Circle of Hope is a registered NDIS Home Modifications provider in New South Wales. If you need some modifications around your house to improve your access and move around more easily, we can help.

Home modifications and specialist disability accommodation (NDIS information)

We provide assistive devices to help people with disabilities communicate. These can include picture boards, voice amplifiers, and speech-generating devices. The right device depends on a person’s individual needs and goals. We will assess the situation carefully and recommend the best product for their specific requirements.

Assistive technology products for mobility

We can improve your home environment by making changes to the structure, layout or fittings. We will work with you or your family to determine your personal or mobility struggles at home. From shower rails to wheelchair ramps, we can source the appropriate aids and modification requirements  you may need and organise their installation to make life easier for you.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about our Home Modifications service, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

This support category includes minor home modifications and Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) supports. Home modifications include design, construction, installation of, or changes to, equipment or non-structural components of the building, and installation of fixtures or fittings, to enable participants to live as independently as possible or to live safely at home.

Service providers include qualified occupational therapists, licenced builders and/or other relevant specialists to undertake the work. Providers help individuals live securely and independently in their own home by modifying the environment to maximise the person’s independence and safety. Information on pricing arrangements for Home Modifications can be found in the Assistive Technology and Consumables Code Guide on the NDIS website.

Here are some home modification services which we can tailor to suit your needs:

  • Grab rails and handrails – If you need something to help steady you in your bathroom or on steps or a ramp, we can install grab rails and handrails inside and outside your home.
  • Ramps – An access ramp can make it easier for you to come and go from your home.
  • Disability-specific equipment – We can make it easier for you to live comfortably with a range of equipment to help you take care of daily tasks.
  • Electronic modifications – Technology can make many things possible, meaning you can do things around the house more easily with modifications such as automated or sensor-controlled devices and smoke detectors.
  • Lifts – Improve your mobility and independence with an at home lift.
  • Doorway widening – If you rely on a wheelchair or mobility aid, we can widen doors or entrances to make it easier for you to get around.

We also offer a range of home maintenance services to help you keep your home in top condition. These services can be tailored to your individual needs and can include:

  • Gardening
  • Lawn mowing
  • Window cleaning
  • Pressure cleaning
  • Car washing

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) also falls under home modifications. If you have an extreme functional impairment or very high support needs, you may be eligible for SDA funding support. SDA is a house, apartment or unit, or another type of building suitable to your specific needs.

We can guide you through the entire process from assessments to applications and support you during any work undertaken. If you are in need of home modifications to make your home more accessible, are unsure of the necessary steps you need to take or just feel the need to talk to someone regarding your options, you can feel confident that our team will be proficient in determining what’s needed and assisting in the application for the necessary funding.

Please get in touch to discuss your unique home modification needs.

We take great pride in improving the lifestyle, mobility and safety of our participants

We work with a strong network of approved suppliers to provide you with the best solution to meet your needs for everyday living

Circle of Hope understands the importance and need for those living with a disability to stay safe and independent in their homes.

Modifying and maintaining the home environment to enhance individual capacity and needs can really help with this. We take great pride in improving the lifestyle, mobility and safety of our participants. We work with a strong network of approved suppliers to provide you with the best solution to meet your needs for everyday living.

Modifications can be simple or complex and may involve building a ramp into your home, widening doors, modifying your bathroom and kitchen, installing grab rails, putting in environmental control units or automating your home.
We will guide you through the NDIS process and be there to help you understand it and answer any questions that may arise.

Home improvement, construction or renovations can be a daunting prospect. At Circle of Hope, we are here to make the process as stress-free and simple as possible. We understand your vision and needs and will help you get your projects up and running in no time.

Drawing from a wide range of construction and design expertise, we are here to provide you with the best solution for your home.

We also work closely with a number of occupational therapists and other specialists who can help you make sure that your home is safe and accessible.

Whether it’s designing an indoor or outdoor space to assist with mobility or developing a plan for renovations, our team is here to help.

It is a requirement under the NDIS that an Occupational Therapist is involved in the provision of any assistive technology equipment, minor home modifications and major home modifications.

 

Role of the Provider
  • Arrange a meeting with you and your family to discuss your needs.
  • Conduct an initial home assessment to understand the modifications and equipment required.
  • Complete the NDIS report using the required template.
  • Create a scope of work outlining the necessary modifications and/or equipment.
  • Obtain quotes from builders, contractors, and equipment suppliers.
  • Provide you with a draft of the application for your approval before submitting it to the NDIS.
  • Submit the application to the NDIS on your behalf.
  • Address any questions or requests for clarification from the NDIS regarding the report and recommendations.
  • Coordinate with the builder throughout the building process.
  • Conduct a follow-up consultation to ensure that the modifications and equipment are as prescribed and are meeting your needs.
House modifications are an essential way to increase the quality of life and independence of our participants. At Circle of Hope Australia, we strive to make sure that all our participants have their home living needs met, allowing them to live with dignity and safety in their own homes. We will work closely with you to provide a tailored solution for your individual situation.
To understand more about getting started please contact us and our lovely staff will be happy to assist you.