Home adaptations: the care act 2014 and related provision across the UK

College of Occupational Therapists

Home adaptations: The care act 2014 and related provision across the United Kingdom (2016)

The Care Act 2014 directly affects more than 2,500 occupational therapists working in social care and housing in England as well as our NHS colleagues. It raises questions about home adaptations and as to how the Care Act relates to the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 and other housing legislation.

This briefing paper is about the effect of the Care Act 2014 on the provision of home adaptations for adults in England. It also outlines broadly the comparable position, under different legislation, for adults in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Likewise for children in all four countries of the United Kingdom.