Disabled Grants Team

What does it do?

The service provides residents of the Borough access to home adaptations, in order to support people living safely and independently in their own homes for as long as possible.

All discretionary grants are at the discretion of the Council; they shall be considered on a case by case basis and are subject to the Council having sufficient financial resources available at the time of the application being made. The following list provides an overview of the service:

• The option for the Council is to offer a discretionary disabled facilities “top-up” grant of up to £30,000.00 for major adaptations, typically extensions;

• A non-means tested disabled facilities grant for stairlifts to enable a fast track service for this adaptation to reduce the risk of trips and falls associated with stairs and to provide the applicant with access to the whole of their dwelling. It will also aid speedy hospital discharge thus preventing ‘bed blocking';

• The option to offer a Discretionary Disabled Facilities Relocation Grant of up to £10,000.00 towards specific expenses in circumstances where the Council determines that it is not feasible or reasonable to adapt the applicant’s current home through a DFG (Disabled Facilities Grant).