Disabled Facilities Grant

If you, or someone who is living with you, is disabled, a Disabled Facilities Grant can help you to adapt your home to allow the disabled person to continue living there.

Am I eligible?

The grant is limited to a maximum of £30,000 and is subject to several conditions:

  • To qualify the person must be assessed as requiring an adaptation via an occupational therapist
  • The house must be the disabled person's only or main residence
  • The disabled person's income will be assessed to establish what contribution they may have to make towards the cost of the work. Applicants claiming certain benefits, and parents of a disabled child, would not have to pay a contribution
  • Upon completion of the works, a charge will be placed on the property requiring its repayment if the property is sold within 5 years of the certified date

Occupants of dwellings and permanent residential caravans/mobile homes are eligible to apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant, although tenants will require Landlord consent for the works.

An Occupational Therapist (OT) from Norfolk County Council Social Services will be involved to make an assessment of the person's needs. The OT will make a recommendation to Breckland Council's Private Sector Housing Team about what adaptations are needed. Information may also be provided by your GP (doctor), consultant or specialist practitioner. This is part of the application process so you do not need to contact an OT yourself.

Conditions of the grant

The grant must be used to make adaptations to the home that the disabled person lives in. Owner occupiers, tenants or landlords can apply. Adaptation works must not have been carried out before application for the grant is made.

How do I apply?

You will need to complete our online enquiry form.

What happens next?

Within 28 working days of the form being submitted you will receive a phone call from the Private Sector Housing Team.

Should you require any further information please contact adaptations@breckland.gov.uk or ask for the Private Sector Housing Team via telephone 01362 656870.

Enquire online for disabled facilities grant

Last updated: 16/11/2021 12:03:42