Adaptations Consultant

The process of home adaptations isn’t always straightforward. Some projects can be complex and large-scale, and that’s where an Adaptations Consultant can really help.

Find out what we do as the UK’s leading adaptations consultants.

What Is An Adaptations Consultant?

Some home adaptations are easy to plan and execute.

At the John Ford Group, we provide consultations as part of our service, even for minor adaptations, such as installing grab rails or changing basins. And that’s because it gives our clients the reassurance they need that they’re in safe hands.

Beyond standard adaptations, there are occasions when the scale of adaptation needed is so great that those who are planning the changes need a professional to weigh in.

And that’s what we do.

As the UK’s leading adaptations consultants, we advise on and manage complex adaptations projects. This could involve… 

  • Helping clients navigate what changes are needed and how best to achieve the desired outcomes.
  • Making plans for how to tackle extensive adaptations in a limited timeframe and with minimal disruption.
  • Providing support from the property purchase stage to help ensure a new property is suitable for the intended adaptations.

Whatever your need, our all-round expertise in the field means we can identify the best methods and approaches to fit your situation.

At the John Ford Group, we understand that home adaptations can be a stressful world to navigate, so we offer our adaptations consultancy as a standalone service when requested so that you don’t need to shoulder the load. What Is An Adaptations Consultant4

How Does An Adaptations Consultant Work?

When we’re approached by an individual or their family, a case manager or a solicitor for help, the first thing we do is listen. This enables us to gather as much information as possible about what’s going on for the individual in question. 

Next up is a detailed assessment and evaluation of the needs of the individual and their family. To ascertain exactly what adaptations are required to make a home safer and accessible, one of our assessors will tour the property as it stands in its current state and sit down with everyone involved to understand any particular preferences.

When we’re asked to work as adaptation consultants, we collaborate with other involved professionals like Occupational Therapists as well as the client and their families or advocates. This helps to make sure everyone is working towards the same outcomes.

After consideration and thoughtful planning, we suggest tailored solutions designed to meet the exact needs of the individual in question. Every project is different, but our expertise means that we can predict and plan with a greater degree of knowledge.

How An Adaptations Consultant Simplifies The Process

Bringing in an Adaptations Consultant means you can avoid costly mistakes.

Here are a few ways that adaptations consultants support their clients in achieving streamlined, stress-free projects…

Future-Proofing Property Purchases

When it comes to selecting a property to buy, an adaptations consultant can ensure you invest in a property that has the potential to meet your needs in the future. 

Expert Communication

Adaptations consultants work closely with all of the professionals involved in both your care and your project to make recommendations that support independent living. 

Seamless Project Management

A consultant will suggest the most effective and efficient way of carrying out the work and the order in which it should be done. 

Final Finesse

When you bring an adaptations consultant on board, you can rest assured that the result will look how the client wants it to, fitting with their preferred styling.

Unbeatable Expertise

Some adaptations consultants recommend trusted and appropriate contractors so that you don’t have to do the leg work. Even better, in our case, we undertake the whole project ourselves to ensure the project runs on course and is completed to a gold-quality standard. 

What Adaptations We Consult On

Did we mention the John Ford Group is the UK’s leading adaptations consultants?

We did? Oh. Well, for your reference, when we consult on adaptations, we have particular expertise in the following areas:


Bathrooms can be full of hazards for people with reduced mobility. These are the most common changes we manage and execute for clients:

  • Wetrooms
  • Level access showers
  • Accessible toilets
  • Walk-in baths


The kitchen is often the hub of the home. Ensuring this space is safe and easy to navigate is crucial for people with mobility issues living at home. 

  • Moving or changing the layout
  • Accessible cabinets
  • Rise and fall worktops
  • Accessible sinks


For some individuals, using the stairs can be painful or even impossible, and this means that access to the higher floors of a multi-storey house is severely limited. To remedy this, clients can make modifications such as:


Hydrotherapy uses a combination of warm water and weightless exercises to help the management and treatment of a variety of conditions that involve stiffness, pain and mobility problems. 

The installation of a hydrotherapy pool at home reduces the need to hang around on a waiting list, enabling users to get as much or as little pool time as they require at their convenience.

We have extensive experience planning, sourcing and installing both above-ground and inlaid hydrotherapy pools, alongside a variety of extra fittings and functions, for a personalised pool designed specifically to meet the needs of the user. 

Home Hydrotherapy

Take The Stress Out Of Adaptations With Consultant Support

As experienced adaptation consultants, the John Ford Group can provide expertise and guidance to ensure you get the home you need.

In the first stages of planning a big home adaptations project and struggling to know where to start? Looking for friendly advice from home adaptations professionals with a ton of experience? You’re in the right place. Get in touch today.