Financial assistance and grants

financial support to private home owners, disabilities

What does it do?

Private sector housing renewal: Financial assistance

You can find our policy on private sector housing renewal below. The policy is currently under review and at present other than the provision of disabled facilities grants, home improvement loans or grants are not currently being funded. However proposals for a new scheme are being developed.

Any enquiries with regard to financial assistance to bring homes to a decent homes standard, to carry out repairs or improvements will be held on file. Information will be provided when funding becomes available.

Financial assistance for disabled facility adaptations or, for owners to relocate from homes that are no longer suitable are available subject to eligibility.

Other eligible works could include:

- conversion of shops or flats into single family homes
- bringing homes that have stood empty for over six months back into use
- energy efficiency improvements

Eligibility for all financial assistance is means tested.

Who it is for?

for home owners

Where it is available?

Local service (North Tyneside).

How to access or apply for it:

See contact details above

Additional information:

Disabled facilities grants
These are:

- mandatory grants for essential works to meet the disabled persons needs and that are reasonable and practicable, depending on the age and condition of the property

- available to owner occupiers and private tenants who have been referred to the Council following assessment of their medical needs by an occupational therapist or other appropriately qualified professional

- available up to a maximum grant of £30,000

- means tested based on income and capital of the disabled person and their spouse according to government regulations

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Info last updated:

26/07/2017
Provider

Private Housing

Environmental Health Housing, North Tyneside Council