The lightbulb project
What is it about?
Lightbulb brings together a range of services to help people stay safe and keep well in their homes for as long as possible. This includes:
- Aids or equipment
- Minor adaptations
- Assistive technology
- Warm homes or energy advice
- Home safety checks
The Lightbulb Team also deals with major adaptations, such as installation of a stairlift or replacing a bath with a level access shower, and disabled facilities grants.
Disabled facilities grants provide financial help for disabled people who need an adaptation in their home. You may be able to get help whether you own your own home, are a tenant with a registered social landlord or with a private landlord.
Contact the Customer Service Centre at Leicestershire County Council on 0116 305 0004 and an advisor will go through some questions with you to understand your needs.
Once you have been referred to the lightbulb team, a member of the local lightbulb team will contact you to arrange a visit by either an Occupational Therapist or Housing Support Co-ordinator. Residents may also be referred by medical staff and other professionals.
The process for council tenants requiring an adaptation is slightly different. For further information, please visit adapting council homes for disabled people.
Last updated: 25/07/2022 11:45