Mandatory Disabled Facilities Grant

help with adapting your home to live independently

What does it do?

Mandatory Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG)

The Mandatory Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) helps towards the cost of home adaptations so that disabled people can live independently in their own homes and is available to:

  • home owners
  • private tenants
  • housing association tenants.

Home adaptations covered

The home adaptations covered by the grant include the following:

  • stair-lifts
  • level access shower facilities
  • ground floor bedrooms
  • ramps
  • door widening
  • kitchen alterations.

For more information see the: Home adaptations guide  

Advice available from the Home Improvement Agency

Before arranging an assessment you may want to contact our Home Improvement Agency who can:

  • Advise if you can apply for a grant
  • Help you with any benefits you may be able to claim.

Who it is for?

Older and disabled home owners and private tenants, over the age of 60

Where it is available?

Local service (West Oxfordshire).

What it costs:

The grant is means tested but if the cost of the adaptations is more than the grant you may also be able to apply for a Flexible Home Improvement Loan - see information below. 

How to access or apply for it:

You will need an occupational therapist to assess your needs who will then refer you to us. You can arrange for an assessment by contacting:

  • Oxfordshire County Council's Social and Health Care Service on 08450 507 666
  • Or you can ask your GP to arrange a referral through an occupational therapist for you.


Info last updated:

Elmfield, New Yatt Road, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 1NB