4 - Trusted Assessor: Assessing and Adapting the Home


Trusted Assessor: Assessing and Adapting the Home

This course is offered as a blended learning course. With the blended learning course, learners will be required to complete e-learning,  equivalent to one day of the course, and then attend a single face to face practical day, which will be trainer led. Learners will be required to complete a written assignment before receiving accreditation. 

For more details on what is included in the course or to make a booking, please contact training@livingmadeeasy.org or call 0300 123 3084.

Purpose of the Course

To enable the Trusted Assessor to identify a need for major adaptations, assess measure for and prescribe major adaptations and apply for DFG funding for the adaptations.

The range of equipment includes:

  • Ramps
  • Level access showers
  • Stair lifts

Learning outcomes

  • To understand the purpose of Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) – benefits & limitations relating to accessing the home
  • To be able to complete a robust risk assessment including: individual, task, environment, other people/ factor
  • Identify a need for equipment and be able to justify
  • Understand environment factors that will impact on the ability in install adaptations
  • To be able to measure an individual for major adaptations
  • Know the range of daily living equipment adaptations available
  • Understand the role of the Trusted Assessor and when to refer clients back to Occupational Therapy services

Course Length

Blended Learning - E-learning (equivalent to one day) and one day practical. Learners will need to have completed the e-learning in full before attending the practical day and all learners must attend attend the practical day in full to complete the course.


It is required that the Trusted Assessor: Assessing for Minor Adaptation training be completed before booking onto this course. This will give you knowledge around the impact medical conditions have on daily living tasks along with the ability to assess for minor adaptations. These minor adaptations are often an essential part of any major home adaptation and the learner will be expected to have knowledge of this before attending this course. 

Please note that this course is pass or fail: any learner not meeting the assessment criteria will fail the course and will need to re-book to try again. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at enquiries@dlf.org.uk. All DLF courses require a basic level of English language.


Every learner will be tested against the learning outcomes, this is completed through a variety of classroom assessments. At the end of the course you will be expected to complete a post course assignment and submit this within three weeks of the last day of the course. Please ensure you have capacity to complete this before booking the course. The assignment has strict deadlines and it must be uploaded onto our web based system. Assignments form part of the accreditation and must be completed to pass.

On completing the Trusted Assessor training students will have an accredited award, from OCN London.

Course Programme

The course aims to include a lot of practical elements, therefore the learners must dress in comfortable clothing as they may be asked to bend and kneel for some elements.

Further details

NB – this course will in no way train staff to replace the role of Occupational Therapy within home adaptations. It will enable staff to complete more basic assessments for stairlifts, level access showers and ramps, to ensure the learner knows their limitations and when to refer onto qualified professionals.

It is highly recommended that all organisations choosing to complete this training course have a clear referral pathway through to Occupational Therapy teams for circumstances when the assessment is beyond a Trusted Assessors remit.





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