Disabled Facilities Grants
If you're a homeowner you may be able to get help to pay for essential adaptations to your home if you or someone who lives with you has a disability.
After an assessment by health professionals, a Disabled Facilities Grant may be available to help you with the cost of:
- Widening doors and install ramps
- Improving access to your rooms and facilities, eg a downstairs bathroom or stair lifts
- Providing heating and lighting systems that are suitable for you and that you can control
- Improving access around your home to enable you to care for other people there
The amount of Disabled Facilities Grant you could receive depends on your circumstances. It will not affect any benefits that you’re getting.
If you sell or transfer the ownership of an adapted property within ten years of being awarded a grant of between £5,000 and £15,000, up to £10,000 of the grant may be repayable.