Disabled Facilities Grants
A Disabled facilities grant can help towards the cost of adapting a home to enable independent living. The Council’s Aids and Adaptations Policy sets out what assistance we can provide.’
What is the grant for?
Grants are available for many different adaptations including:
- Access – i.e. concrete and modular ramps
- Level access showers
- Stair lifts/through floor lifts
- Ceiling track hoists
- Door widening
- Bedroom/bathroom extensions
Am I eligible?
The grant is available if you:
- Own the property and are disabled, or
- Are a landlord and your tenant is disabled.
You must also certify that the disabled occupant will live in the dwelling as their only or main dwelling throughout the grant condition period – currently five years.
How much will I get?
The grant is awarded based on financial circumstances. A full means test will be carried which looks at your average weekly income and savings above a certain limit.
There are certain benefits which are classed as passporting benefits and will mean that you are exempt from a means test and there are other certain benefits that won’t be taken into account in the means test.
There are no financial checks for families of disabled children under 19.
How to apply
Assessments are made by Nottinghamshire County Council’s Occupational Therapy department, they will decide on what work is necessary and appropriate to suit individual needs. They will then refer the service user to Ashfield District Council for a Disabled Facilities Grant.
Nottinghamshire County Council’s Occupational Therapy department can be contacted on 0300 500 8080.