Any specific requirements for adaptations and/or accessible features are recorded and taken into account when allocating accommodation.
Where an applicant or member of the household requires additional adaptations and/or accessible features, a referral will be made to the Adaptations and Housing Occupational Therapist service. They will work directly with the applicant in assessing the needs for suitable accommodation and the application will be placed in one of the three mobility groups listed below.
Property information advertised will specify the mobility level of the accommodation (corresponding to the mobility groups) as follows:
Mobility 1- full wheelchair access. Property will include ramped or level access in and out of the property.Accessible kitchen and level access to bathroom.
Mobility 2- partial wheelchair access. Property will include ramped or level access. Accessible bathroom facilities.
Mobility 3- assisted access. Property will include level access or shallow steps with handrail. Accessible bathroom facilities.
There is a range of housing in Solihull available for the elderly and managed by both Solihull Community Housing (on behalf of the Council) and the housing associations.
This includes accommodation specifically designated for elderly people who can live independently and sheltered accommodation that provides additional support services to residents.
Accommodation of this nature will also be advertised as part of the Solihull Home Options scheme, specifying any relevant eligibility criteria e.g. minimum age qualification.