The Accessible Homes Agency can advise on the grants available to make home adaptations that help people to live independently.
- Disabled Facilities Grant
Examples of work carried out include the installation of ramps, stair lifts and walk-in showers.
- Minor Works Grant
This type of funding is used to fit small adaptations such as grab rails, exterior lighting and keysafes. This is usually carried out after an assessment by Social Services.
Minor Works Grants and self-referrals
These grants are available to pay for small adaptations likely to cost less than £1,500 in total.
- There is no means test and no formal application process.
- To qualify, you must need the work to be done.
- There will be no charge for this.
An Occupational Therapist will normally ask for this work to be done after you have an assessment.
In some cases, the person who needs the work doing can ask for this.
The Handyperson Service arrange and co-ordinate the work. They can also tell you about the types of work that you can ask for.
Applying for a Minor Works Grant
These adaptations are for people that cannot carry out their day to day needs within their home, due to:
- A disability;
- or health-related problem.
People who need other adaptations or other services may be referred to Social Services for a more detailed assessment.
To ask for an assessment of your needs, please contact: Gateway to Care.
For more about Disabled Facilities Grants, please contact:
- Accessible Homes Agency
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more about Minor Works Grants, please contact:
- Handyperson service
- Email: email@example.com
In person: Come along to our Customer First office.
Helping us to improve our services
We aim to keep improving the quality of the service that we offer.
- We will ask you to complete a customer satisfaction surveys at the end of your application.
- We want you to tell us what you think about the services you got and how it could be better.