West Berkshire Council

Disabled Facilities Grants - Home Adaptations

Applying for a grant to help a disabled person live more independently in their own home

Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs) of up to £30,000 are available for work that's needed to help a disabled person live more independently in their own home.  The grants are available to both home owners and private tenants.

Applying for a grant

Before you can apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant, we'll need to talk to you to explain what is involved, and ask you some questions to check that you are eligible for it.

An occupational therapist must recommend any adaptations that you may need, and will need to visit you to carry out an assessment.

You can request an occupational therapist assessment by contacting the Adult Social Care.

You may have to contribute towards the cost of the work needed unless you receive certain means-tested benefits, or the application is for a disabled child.  If you can't afford your contribution, we can advise you on other options.

To discuss an application contact the Private Sector Housing Officer via the details below.

Who To Contact

Our contact centre for Adult Social Care (formerly our 'Access for All' team)

01635 503050
Contact details for West Berkshire's Private Sector Housing Officer

01635 519680