Disabled facilities grant
- Category: Disabilities
- Last Updated: 05 August 2016
Information on altering or adapting your home if you have a disability.
If you have a disability and have difficulties managing in your home, it may be possible to reduce these problems by altering or adapting your home.
Initial referrals for grant assistance are made by North Yorkshire County Council,Health and Social Care Services. For further information please visit their website or telephone them on 0845 0349410.
A Disabled Facilities Grant is intended to enable disabled people to continue to live in their own homes by providing them with the necessary adaptations. The applicant need not be the disabled person himself, but must be the owner or tenant of the property to be adapted (eg a parent may apply on behalf of a child).
Grants may be mandatory or discretionary, depending on the work to be done, but all applicants are subject to a means test. The current grant limit is £30,000. The type of work covered by the grant may include:
- work to provide improved access within the property, eg provision of stair lifts, widening of doorways, through floor lifts
- providing downstairs bathroom facilities
- providing ramps and handrails
- providing showers with wheelchair access
You must be the owner of the dwelling or be a tenant and be able to provide the Council with an 'owner' or 'tenant' certificate. This does not have to be the disabled person for whom the works are required.
A landlord can apply on behalf of a disabled tenant. The landlord will be required to sign a certificate stating that the tenant will occupy the dwelling as his or her only or main dwelling for a period of five years from completion of works.
All applications are made through the recommendation of North Yorkshire County Council's Health and Social Care Services.
For further information please email the White Rose Home Improvement Agency or telephone 01723 383635 or 232531.
We are working in partnership with Scarborough Borough Council to deliver this service to residents of both Ryedale and Scarborough.
More information about Disabled Facilities Grants is available at GOV.UK.
Further information is available from North Yorkshire County Council or by telephoning NYCC customer services on 0845 0349410.