Sorry for the delay in responding, I’ve been away from the
office for a few days.
In order to have a wet-room fitted into a rented house you
The permission of your Landlord to adapt the property.
The premises to be suitable for adaptation
A means of funding the adaptations. For disabled
adults unable to fund the adaptations themselves this normally means applying
for a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG), there is information about this on the
Scope website: https://www.scope.org.uk/support/disabled-people/disabled-facilities-grant
The first step will be for you to contact the Adult Social
Care Team at your Council and ask them to arrange for their Occupational
Therapist (OT) to visit your home to assess your needs and the house.
The OT might agree that a wet-room it is necessary and
possible, and if your landlord gives permission, a DFG may be applied for. However,
the OT might also suggest other alternatives to a wet-room that may assist with
your bathing but in their opinion be more appropriate.
Jean Merrilees BSc MRCOT
You can read more of my posts at: https://community.scope.org.uk/categories/ask-an-occupational-therapist