There are various grants and loans in place to help people with disabilities to be able live independently in their homes.
Disabled Facilities Grant
You may be eligible for a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) if you're disabled and you need to make changes to your home to help you live independently.
How much will you get?
It depends on your finances and your circumstances.
As part of your assessment you'll need to tell us details of your income, savings and assets, plus any benefits you currently claim. You may have to contribute your own money if the amount of DFG you are awarded doesn't cover the total cost of the adaptations you need, or you may be eligible for a grant from a charity.
If you can't raise any additional money to pay the outstanding cost of essential adaptations, we may be able to help you with a low cost loan or adaptations loan (if you're a homeowner).
In most cases, DFGs awarded to disabled children under 19 years old will be funded up to the grant maximum of £30,000, so you won't need to pay anything from your own pocket.
DFGs can’t be paid for works that have been carried out before grant approval.
The application process
Contact the Adult Social Care First Response Team on 01925 443322 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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