Adaptations to your home: disabled facilities grant (DFG)

What does it do?

The assistance is available for adaptations to facilitate better access into and around the home and for essential provisions within it for the disabled applicant and his or her family.

Common adaptations include widening doors, installing ramps, stairlifts and level-access showers. Our occupational therapist will decide what adaptations are necessary and appropriate.

Are there any conditions?

Yes. Landlords are required to make the property available for letting by the tenant for a period of five years upon completion of the work. Private and housing association tenants will be required to sign an undertaking of their intention to continue to reside in the property for five years upon completion of the work. For owner occupier applicants, disabled facilities grants will become local land charges and are subject to a condition period of ten years from the certified date.