Home Improvement Grants - Disabled Facilities Grant

The Disabled Facilities Grant helps adapt a person’s home to make it more suitable for disabled people to live in and manage more independently. It is available to people who are registered, or registerable, as disabled.

Stair-lifts, level access showers and access works are among works which can be considered.

The Disabled Facilities Grant is means tested on the applicant and their partner, unless you are in receipt of an income related passporting benefit. Children under 16 or young people up to their 20th birthday, if the parent/guardian is still entitled to Child Benefit, are not means tested.

Owner occupiers, tenants and landlords on behalf of tenants can apply.

Arrange an Occupational Therapist assessment

You will need to have an Occupational Therapist assessment to assess your needs and specify the necessary adaptations.

Adult - You can arrange arrange an Occupational Therapist assessment online or call 0300 123 4042

Children - For information about a child’s assessment visit the Herts Children’s Occupational Therapy website or telephone 01438 737782.

For more information on the grant and the process please visit the Herts Home improvement agency website. Alternatively you can email hia@hertfordshire.gov.uk or call 01438 843467 / 843948.

Further information is available from the Gov.uk website.

Useful links

Hertfordshire County Council - Health and Social Care

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Related links

Home improvement grants and loans

Contact details

Environmental Health and Licensing
Daneshill House

01438 242908 / 242916