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Key Skills for Housing Adaptations

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18th January 2024

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Key Skills for Housing Adaptations delves into the crucial role occupational therapists play in helping people with additional needs adapt their homes in order to give them a better quality of life. Highlighting the long-term benefits environmental adjustments can afford, this accessible and practical book combines key skills needed to carry out home adaptations, from professional reasoning skills and cultural considerations to relevant legislation and the roles and remits of people working in the field.

Supplemented with knowledge checks preceding every chapter, practical exercises, and case studies as well as digital resources including examples of architectural plans and videos that bring the theory to life, this is a comprehensive and essential tool for both new and seasoned occupational therapists looking to make a positive impact on clients’ home lives.


Jacquel Runnalls, Specialist Housing Occupational Therapist and RCOT Specialist Section in Housing’s Co-opted Lead on Accessibility and Inclusive Design
As this book rightly points out, nothing replaces 'on the job' experience. However, this certainly comes a close second. This really is the go-to manual for all OT's, not only venturing into the world of adaptations, but as a refresher for all of us working in the field and a reminder of the unique skill set we have. It is great to see information relating to all UK countries and its contributors are experts in the field, so the readers are in good hands!
Catherine Young, Housing & Assistive Technology Team Manager, South Gloucestershire Council
This textbook is a road map for the assessment and provision of home adaptations and is a must-have book for Occupational Therapists or any team delivering home adaptations.