Home owners and private tennants
Major adaptations to your home (for example widening doors, installing stair lifts) are usually done through a Disabled Facilities Grant.
To get a grant you must:
- be disabled or be a landlord with a disabled tenant
- either own your own home or rent from a private landlord
- have difficulty managing daily living tasks (for example getting into or around your home, getting to the toilet).
We will visit you at home and discuss what adaptations are neccessary and appropriate for the building. If we agree that adaptations are needed we will recommend to your district or borough council (who administer the scheme) that you receive a grant. They will make a decision based on whether they think the adaptation is reasonable and practicable.
If they agree to give you a grant they will:
- look at your financial situation to see how much (if anything) you need to pay towards the adaptations
- organise getting the work done with you.
You can download a leaflet that explains more about the grant and how to apply for it.
Council and housing association tenants
You may be able to get adaptations to your home but it may be funded differently. Contact your district or borough council or housing association for more information.