The Rapid Response Adaptation Programme (RRAP) is for people aged 50 and over, who own their own homes or are private tenants.


The scheme can help people to be discharged safely from hospital, and also helps in preventing hospital admissions by minimising the risk of falls and injury in the home.

To obtain grant assistance from the Rapid Response Adaptation Programme, referrals must come from an occupational therapist, health or social services professional, or from a Care and Repair Caseworker, or you can refer yourself.

If you are referred for help through RRAP you will not be charged. Eligibility for the Rapid Response Adaptation Programme may alter during the course of the year depending upon resources available and current waiting lists, so that clients who are most in need of our help and assistance are helped first.


Work that can be funded by a Rapid Response Adaptation grant:

  • Hand rails/Grab rails
  • Temporary or permanent ramps
  • Access to toilet facilities
  • Provision of stair rails
  • Steps and half steps
  • Levelling concrete paths
  • Improve lighting interior/exterior
  • Fitting carpet strips
  • Relaying paving stones


Examples of items which MAY be available subject to funding provision:

  • Additional sockets
  • Telephone extensions
  • Repositioning of light switches/sockets
  • Assistive technology
  • Repair to stair tread / timber floors
  • Heating repairs to main living areas
  • Door entry systems