Disabled Facilities Grant

grant for adaptations and equipment for disabled people and older peop

What does it do?

A Disabled Facilities Grant is given to help towards the cost of adapting your home to enable you to continue to live there. A grant is paid when we consider that changes are necessary to meet your needs, and that the work is reasonable and practical.

Who it is for?

You can apply for a grant if you, or someone living in your property, is disabled and:

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 - this can range from 5 to 20 years depending on the amount of grant.

Where it is available?

Local service (Bury).

How to access or apply for it:

To apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant you must contact Adult Care Connect and Direct. They will then carry out an assessment of your needs.

If the changes you request aren't considered to be practical or reasonable, alternative solutions can be discussed with Adult care Connect and Direct.

A landlord may apply on behalf of a disabled tenant. Six Town Housing tenants do not need to make an application for a grant, the application will be made for you.

What to expect then:

Once you have contacted us and we have referred you for a grant the following steps should be taken:We will carry out a financial assessment (means test).
We will carry out an inspection of your home and provide you with a schedule of changes to be made.
You will obtain estimates for the changes to be carried out.
You will obtain planning consents or Building Regulations approval.
You will make a formal application.
We will approve the grant.
Your contractors will carry out the changes and complete the project.

It is important that you do not start work until we send you a formal written grant approval.

Info last updated:

Textile Hall, Manchester Road, Bury, BL9 0DG