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
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.
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.