HousingHelp to to repair, improve, maintain or adapt your home
What does it do?
Disabled Facilities Grant
Typical work may include:
- Providing adequate wash facilities e.g. replacing a bath with a level access shower
- Adapting heating and lighting controls, e.g. by placing them at wheelchair height
- Facilitating access into the home or within it to the bathroom or bedroom, e.g. by a stair lift
Who it is for?
If you or a person living with you is disabled, you may qualify for a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) to adapt your property to enable the disabled person to live as independently as possible.
Where it is available?
What it costs:
Applicants must be financially means tested to assess whether you are required to make a contribution towards the works. Any contribution depends on your household income and household savings over £6,000. Disabled children under 18 can get a grant without their parents’ income being taken into account.
The maximum grant payable is £30,000.
There are conditions to the grant which means that the amount of grant may be reclaimed if the property changes hands within the 10 year condition period. Any repayment will be limited to amounts that exceed £5000, but will not exceed a repayment of £10,000
It is important not to start any works before formal grant approval is issued. Payments cannot be made for costs incurred prior to formal grant approval.
How to access or apply for it:
If you think you need an adaptation in your home contact Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190, and press option 2 to arrange an assessment of your needs. If an adaptation is determined as necessary, your case will be referred to the District Council and we will contact you to progress your application.
If you wish to discuss this in more detail, please contact the Technical Support Team in Environmental Health:
Telephone: 01246 217873