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Improve your home

Disability grants

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 pdf icon 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 pdf icon hospital discharge grant [200kb].

Energy efficiency

Contact us to arrange a home visit - we can offer advice on grants you may be eligible for. You should also visit the DraughtBusters websiteGreen 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 pdf icon checklist for keeping cool. [182kb]

Other grants

Contact us to see if you could claim one of the following grants or loans:

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