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Arranging Home Modifications

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This video outlines what home modifications are, why they are beneficial and how you can arrange them for yourself or someone in your care. It also touches on frequently raised concerns, such as obtaining funding via available subsidies.


Home modifications are changes made to the home environment that help people become more independent and safer.

Many older people or people with disability depend on home modifications to maintain a quality of life.

The process for arranging home modifications varies depending on the type of home you live in, and how the modifications will be funded.

If your home is rented, you will need to seek permission from your landlord or from your housing provider.

Homeowners can undertake modifications themselves or seek subsidised assistance and possibly get permission from a Retirement Village Operator or Owners Corporation.

If you feel permission is unreasonably refused, you can lodge a complaint under the Disability Discrimination Act.

Accessing subsidised assistance depends on your age, veteran status, or your eligibility for NDIS, or if you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

To find out more about arranging home modifications, visit the Home Modification Information Clearinghouse website

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