Disabled Facilities Grants
Disabled Facilities Grants may
be available to disabled people who need essential adaptation
work carried out to give them greater freedom of movement in and
around their home. The maximum grant available is £30,000 subject
to a means test.
The types of work that are covered by a Disabled Facilities
- Making it easier to get in and out of the dwelling by, for
example, widening doors, levelling thresholds and installing
- Ensuring the safety of the disabled person and other occupants
by, for example, providing a specially adapted room in which it
would be safe to leave a disabled person unattended or improved
lighting to ensure better visibility.
- Making access to the living room and kitchen easier.
- Providing or improving access to the bedroom, toilet, washbasin
and bath (and/or shower) facilities; for example, by installing a
stair lift or providing a downstairs bedroom and bathroom.
- Improving or providing a heating system in the home that’s
suitable for the needs of the disabled person.
- Adapting heating or lighting controls to make them easier to
- Improving access and movement around the home to enable the
disabled person to care for another person who lives in the
property, such as a spouse, child or another person for whom the
disabled person cares.
All Disabled Facilities Grants are subject to a means test of
resources except in the case of disabled children where a nil
contribution will be required of parents or carers.
All applicants for Disabled Facilities Grants will be referred to
have their needs assessed by an Occupational Therapist (O/T) from
Bedford Social Services. To be placed on their waiting list,
contact the O/T Duty Desk on 01234 276665. You can contact
Bedford Borough Council's Home Improvement Team on