Leeds City Council
  • A to Z
  • Newsroom
  • Contact us
  • Accessibility
  • A- A+

Adaptations and equipment for your home

If you, or someone you care for, are unable to carry out everyday tasks or live safely at home without support, then there are ways that we can help.

Safety equipment and alarms

The Telecare service can monitor you, a family member or someone you care for 24 hours a day alerting a response centre if a sensor detects any problems. Staff at the response centre will contact the person to check their safety. They will then respond appropriately - either providing reassurance or advice, or contacting a family member, mobile warden or emergency service. It is worth noting that the service can be installed in sheltered or extra care housing.

Sensors are placed around the home on ceilings, doors and walls or may be worn by the service user in the form of a pendant, watch or belt.

Telecare equipment includes:

  • sensors which can detect falls, movement, and bed or chair occupancy
  • epilepsy and enuresis sensors
  • medication reminders and pill dispensers
  • smoke, gas and flood detectors
  • emergency pull cords
  • bogus caller alert

For further information about safety equipment and alarms please call our contact centre on 0113 222 4401.

Adaptations to help you live at home

If you, a member of your family or someone you care for are having difficulty getting around your home due to a physical disablity, sensory impairment or old age, we can provide daily living and nursing equipment to help you live at home independently.  We can help with physical changes to your home, e.g. handrails or stair lifts, to make it more suitable for your needs.

For an idea of the range of available equipment, the Equipment booklet can be found in the Documents section on this page.

If you would like to be assessed for adaptations to your home, please call our contact centre on 0113 222 4401.

Finding a suitable home
If you have health or mobility problems and your current home does not meet your needs, our Medical Rehousing Team can advise you about moving to a more suitable home. For further information call 0113 395 2562.