Home Improvement Agency Service

What does it do?

If your home is run down and the thought of organising repairs and improvements tempts you to sell up and move, help is at hand.

Staying Put provides the following services:
  • Help, advice and support for elderly people and people with disabilities to repair/adapt their property
  • Home visits to assess work required to the property.
  • Advice on any Grants that may be available to help fund the work.
  • Arranging for the preparation of drawings and specifications for Grant aided work
  • Obtaining estimates for Grant aided work from reliable contractors
  • Assist with obtaining information on other sources of funding e.g. benevolent funds
  • Advice on any unclaimed benefit that may be available from Department of Work and Pensions
  • Assist with completion of Grant application forms, if applicable
  • Overseeing Grant aided work when in progress

Who it is for?

To qualify you must be a Harrow resident living in a flat/house, own the freehold/leasehold or have a long-term tenancy. You must also be 60+ or have a disability.

Where it is available?

Local service (Harrow).

What it costs:

Our help and advice is free.

Disabled Facilities Grant
The council wishes to assist owners, tenants and landlords with adaptations for disabled occupants to remain in their accommodation and have access to facilities necessary for independence, care delivery and safe occupation.

Mandatory Disabled facilities Grants awarded under the Housing Grants Construction & Regeneration Act 1996 may be available for works costing in excess of £1000. For these to be awarded the person requiring the adaptation, their spouse & dependant children are means tested in accordance with the Housing Renewal Grant Regulations 1996. This determines the amount to be contributed before grant becomes payable. Mandatory Grant aided adaptations for children are not subject to such a means test. The maximum amount of Mandatory Disabled Facilities Grant that can be awarded is £30000.


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