Disabled Facilities Grants

Disabled Facilities Grants of up to £30,000 are available to enable independent living.

 

You can apply for grant aid if you are disabled and need to make changes to your home, for example to:

  • Widen doors and install ramps

  • Install a level floor shower

  • Improve access to rooms and facilities - eg stair lifts or a downstairs bathroom

  • Provide a heating system suitable for your needs

    Eligibility

  • Grants are available for owners or tenants

  • Disabled Facilities Grants for adults are means-tested, depending on your income; you may have to contribute towards the cost. Grants for children with disabilities are not means-tested

  • An Occupational Therapist from Social Services must carry out an assessment and recommend the adaptation.

    Conditions

  • You have to intend to live in the adapted property for a period of time following completion of the works (10 years for owners and 5 years for tenants).

  • If you make an owner's application, there is a repayment clause and you may have to repay part of the grant if the property is sold within the 10 year grant period.  

    How to apply

    Contact the Social Services department at Lincolnshire County Council to request an assessment by an Occupational Therapist. 

  • Adult Referrals: 01522 782155

  • Child Referrals: 01522 782111

    For further information contact us on 01507 601111 and ask to speak to the Housing Grants Team.