Help to Adapt
Help to Adapt was a Scottish Government initiative designed to help older people live independently in their own home for as long as possible.
The initiative encouraged homeowners over 60 years old to consider making alterations to their property to ensure it continued to meet their future needs. The aim was to help people stay safe and maintain their quality of life in their own home.
The Scottish Government advised Link that the pilot Help to Adapt scheme would end on 31 March 2017, the end of its original two year pilot period. The final loans have now been approved and the Help to Adapt scheme has now come to an end.
Link has made a commitment to undertake an evaluation of the pilot scheme: the evaluation aims to inform future Scottish Government policy development related to enabling older people to remain living independently at home.
The Scottish Government and Link recognise the rising demand for assistance with adaptations. We will continue to work with older and disabled people to identify ways of enabling people to live independently in their own homes.
If you have any questions please contact Angela Gardiner, Inclusive Design Manager on 01324 417189 or email firstname.lastname@example.org