Adaptations manual

People often tell us of the challenges they face in adapting their homes thinking of current and future needs, and understanding what is possible.

Muscular Dystrophy UK’s second edition Adaptations manual: for children and adults living with muscle-wasting conditions aims to address many of these challenges.

Revised by occupational therapists who work closely with families living with muscle-wasting conditions, our updated guide includes examples and practical information about what is available to families as well as an outline of the process of making adaptations to your home. The College of Occupational Therapists has reviewed and endorsed the guide, assuring its quality.

"MDUK’s Adaptations manual has proven to be an invaluable resource to my family as we prepare to adapt our home to make it more accessible for our son, Luke, in the future. I thought I had a good understanding of what we needed, but the manual has helped me think about lots of things I would not have thought about. This could save us from additional costly alterations in future".

– Claire O’Hanlon, Northern Ireland, whose son has Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

"Since the first edition was published, the Adaptations manual has been an invaluable resource for people living with muscle-wasting conditions, as well as health and social care professionals. This second edition takes into account important developments and legislation affecting health and social care, as well as environmental controls and assistive technology. The manual also has updated information about funding, potential grants and financial support and we want to encourage people to contact the information team at Muscular Dystrophy UK if they need further information or advice".

– Robert Meadowcroft, former Chief Executive of Muscular Dystrophy UK.