Improve your home
You may be eligible for help if you - or someone you live with - cannot use essential parts of your home because of a disability. Contact our Access Team to arrange an appointment with an occupational therapist. They will assess your needs and see if you need extra equipment.
The grant could help you:
- install a stairlift
- build ramps or widen doors
- adapt your kitchen or bathroom
Disabled Facilities Grants cannot be paid for work already started or completed. We have produced a guide to adapting your home [180kb] to help with the process.
If your home needs minor repairs or adaptations to make it ready for someone to be discharged from hospital you may be eligible for a hospital discharge grant [200kb].
Contact us to arrange a home visit - we can offer advice on grants you may be eligible for. You should also visit the DraughtBusters website, Green Deal and the Energy Companies Obligation are national schemes that might also be able to help.
Keeping cool in hot weather
Some homes are harder to keep cool than others and some people find it harder to adapt to warm weather. You can find out how to stay safe in hot weather on NHS Choices and a checklist for keeping cool. [182kb]
Contact us to see if you could claim one of the following grants or loans:
- Flexible Home Improvement Loan [4Mb] - available to householders of 60 or over with a range of repayment schemes
- Landlord Grants [132kb] and loans [234kb] for urgent work - available to help repair damage that affects the health, safety or security of tenants
- Decent Homes Grant [218kb] - available to help bring properties up to the decent homes standard
- Flood Resilience Grant [127kb] - available to help pay for flood protection
- Empty Homes Loan [4Mb]
- Grant for Work Affecting Health and Safety [224kb]