Disabled facilities grants (DFG)
Having difficulties getting in and around your home?
If you or someone living in your property is disabled, you may qualify for a disabled facilities grant towards the cost of providing adaptations.
How does the grant process work?
Our Occupational Therapist will arrange to visit you at home to discuss your needs and look at the potential options for adaptations.
If you are eligible for a grant, our Occupational Therapist will work with you to make recommendations for adaptations based on your assessed needs.
We will then work with you and any relevant contractors, surveyors and architects to ensure that the adaptations meet your needs and enable you to continue to be as independent as possible within your home.
Please note: The contract for any adaptation works will be between you and the chosen contractor, not with the Council.
Once the adaptations are complete, you may be entitled to a Disabled Reduction Discount on your Council Tax bill.
Will I have to pay a contribution?
You may need to pay a contribution towards the adaptations, but this is not always the case. As part of the grant process we will make a financial assessment, (unless the grant is for a child under 18 years of age). If you are in receipt of any of the following income-related benefits, you may qualify for a Disabled Facilities Grant without needing to pay a contribution:
- Housing Benefit
- Income Support
- Guaranteed Pension Credit
- Income related ESA (not contribution based)
- Universal Credit
You can complete and return this financial enquiry form for a preliminary financial eligibility check to be carried out.
If you are in receipt of one of the above benefits or on a low income, you may also be entitled to Council Tax support.
If we are not the right agency to help you, we will always try to put you in touch with the most appropriate services.
Please note: Do not start any adaptation works for which you are seeking grant funding until you have received written approval. Grants will not be awarded retrospectively for any adaptation works already completed or that have already commenced.