Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs) are mandatory once an Occupational Therapist has determined an adaptation is needed to meet the needs of a person with disabilities. Grants are means tested for adults but not for children and they do not affect any benefits that you’re getting.
These grants are available for:
- Getting around the home (for example widening doorways, providing handrails and installing a stair lift)
- Providing an adapted bathroom and/or kitchen
- Installing a heating system if the current one is not working
- Installing a ramp to give access to the home.
Many services related to disabled residents are managed by the Leicestershire County Council – Social Care service where you will find more information about living with a disability and how to get an assessment of your needs. For many people all that is needed is a Stairlift to enable them to continue to use the 1st floor of their property.
Please note that NO grant will be given for work that has begun or been completed.
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Last updated: Monday, 13 June 2016 10:49 am