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Disabled facilities grant

The Disabled Facilities Grant aims to give you better freedom of movement in and around your home. The grant helps toward the cost of adapting your home to meet your needs. 

Who can apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant? 

Owner occupiers, landlords and private tenants can apply for this grant to adapt a property, providing there is a disabled person living in the property as their main residence. 

Council tenants and tenants of a housing association need to apply first to their landlords as they may get help to adapt their home without applying for a grant. 

What can I use the grant for?
Your house might need some adaptations and adjustments to provide: 

  • better heating and lighting system and controls;
  • additional bathing facilities, e.g. a level access shower;
  • easier cooking, e.g. providing low level units;
  • improved movement around the house and access to rooms and facilities, e.g. widening doors, installing ramps or stair lift;
  • bathroom conversion e.g. providing level access shower, accessible WC and wash hand basin.

A qualified professional, such as an occupational therapist, will assess what works are suitable and necessary. 

How much will I get? 

The amount you get depends on a financial assessment of your household income and savings over £6,000. This assessment is not required for families with disabled children under 19.

The maximum grant is generally £36,000, minus any assessed contribution from you.

How can I apply for the grant? 

If you want us to carry out and assessment to apply for the Disabled Facilities Grant, please contact us on

029 2023 4222 – Occupational Therapy team (Adults)
029 2053 6490 – Child health and disability team (Children)

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