Adapted housing list
Some of the homes that become available for renting are adapted. Adaptations might include -
- wet area showers
- through floor lifts
When an adapted property becomes available we offer it to someone from our adapted housing list who needs that type of property and the adaptations it has. You need to be registered on our general housing list before we can add you to our adapted housing list and you must also have had an assessment by an occupational therapist who has determined that you need an adapted property.
Arranging an assessment by an occupational therapist
If you state in your housing application form that you need adapted housing, we make a referral for an occupational therapy assessment on your behalf. You can also request an occupational therapy assessment by telephoning 01482 300 300. If you do not live in Hull, please contact your local occupational therapy team for an assessment and send us their report when you have it.
Prioritising applicants for adapted housing
Applicants are prioritised for adapted housing in accordance with our lettings policy
However, in addition to the normal prioritising rules we make sure that the adapted property is offered to a person who needs that type of property and the adaptations it has. This means that the person at the top of the list might not always be offered a property that becomes available if that property has adaptations that they do not need, or it is the wrong sized property.
Advertised adapted properties
Sometimes we might advertise an adapted property for applicants to bid for. We usually do this if we have not been able to match it to anyone on our adapted housing list. The property advert tells you who can bid and in most cases you still have to have a need for the adaptations to be offered the property. Adaptations cannot be removed from a property after you have moved in.
If the occupational therapy assessment states that your current accommodation does not meet your needs, you may be awarded a medical priority which increases your priority on the adapted housing list.