Disabled Facilities Grants
Disabled Facilities Grant is a grant to help towards the cost of adapting your home to enable you to continue to live there. A grant is paid when the council considers that changes are necessary to meet your needs, and that the work is reasonable and practical.
Who can get a Disabled Facilities Grant
- you, or the person on whose behalf you are applying, are either the owner or tenant (including licensees) of the property
- you can certify that you, or the person on whose behalf you are applying, intend to occupy the property as your/their only or main residence throughout the grant period - currently ten years
- A landlord may apply on behalf of a disabled tenant.
What can you use it for?
If you are disabled, acceptable types of work include:
- widening doors and installing ramps
- providing or improving access to rooms and facilities - for example, by installing a stair lift or providing a downstairs bathroom
- improving or providing a heating system which is suitable for your needs
- adapting heating or lighting controls to make them easier to use
- improving access to and movement around the home to enable you to care for another person who lives in the property, such as a child
How much you can get
If you sell the property
More information can be found on GOV.UK
To apply for a disabled facilities grant, please phone 020 8770 5000 and press option 3 and then 2.