Being Able to Make Use of the Adult’s Home Safely

What to consider


Is the adult able to move around the home safely, including climbing steps, using kitchen facilities and accessing the bathroom/toilet?

This includes their immediate environment e.g. access and steps to the home.


Examples of circumstances affecting the ability to achieve the outcome


  • If the adult cannot reach certain rooms, they may not be using the home safely or be unreasonably confined e.g. having to spend all day in bed.
  • If the adult cannot get in or out of the front door (e.g. because they cannot manage the steps), they are unlikely to be using the home safely or have proper access to it.
  • If the adult is unable to use home appliances properly and safely (e.g. cooker, heater), they may not be meeting this outcome.

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