Home Improvement Service

Home Improvement Service in Bracknell Forest. Grants for repairs

What does it do?

Adaptions and equipment for your home

If you have difficulty coping in your home, there is equipment which can help you can live at home independently and safely. The choice of equipment includes:

  • walking frames
  • text telephones
  • easy to use keyboards
  • large print
  • bathing aids
  • grab rails
  • raised toilet seats
  • voice prompts
  • kettle tippers

There is also monitoring equipment called Telecare which helps to support carers and people living alone. Telecare provides reassurance and can act as an early warning system for some conditions.

More information about our Telecare services can be found on our Forestcare pages. 

Locking cooker valve

This simple device can help vulnerable people retain independence at home. It can provide reassurance to family, friends and carers that a gas stove won't be accidentally turned on or left on. For more information visit SGN.

Disabled facilities grants

If you experience difficulties in your own home, for example having trouble getting up the stairs, disabled facilities grants may help.

These grants assist you with the cost of making changes to your home, in order for you to enjoy a better quality of life.

Read GOV.UK - Disabled Facilities Grants for more information.

You will need an assessment before a grant will be awarded.

Please contact us to apply for a grant.

Who it is for?

Client Groups

  • Home Owners
  • Private Sector Tenants
  • Housing Association Tenants
  • Disabled People
  • Older People

Where it is available?

Local service (Bracknell Forest).

How to access or apply for it:

See contact details above

Additional information:

Flexible Home Improvement Loans 

We can offer you a low interest loan if you are over 60 and would like to:
- improve the safety or energy efficiency of your home
- carry out major repair works on your home

We offer the loans on flexible repayment terms.

Flexible home improvement loans overview

Types of improvement

These include: 
central heating systems
replacement doors and windows
- insulation
- major repairs
- mobility improvements such as stairlifts 


You are eligible if you are aged 60 or over.

If you would like to learn more, please contact:

email: ehadvice@westberks.gov.uk

phone: 01635 503 242


Info last updated:

Time Square Market Street, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1JD