Housing grants

Disabled Facilities Grant

Disabled Facilities Grant

Maximum grant £30,000.00

We work closely with Surrey County Council and the Spelthorne Improvement Agency to meet the special needs of chronically sick and disabled people. In most cases an occupational therapist will assess the needs of the client and confirm that the works are "necessary and appropriate".

Approval for the grant must be given before starting work.

Eligibility

Any one who is registered disabled or eligible for registration as a disabled person.

All applicants are subject to a means test. The scheme is similar to the Housing Benefit's means test but some benefit payments can be disregarded from the grants means test.

Eligible work

  • work to help access  eg this could include: ramps to front and rear doors (only if reasonable and practicable); parking area in front garden including drive and dropped kerb
  • making a dwelling safe for disabled occupant eg where disabled client has behavioural problems; installation of toughened glass or guards to fires and stairs etc
  • helping access to the principal family room or bedroom eg widening doors, installation of stairlift/through floor lift
  • helping access to a bath/shower room eg replace bath with shower, shower over bath, down stairs bath/shower room, adapted facilities etc
  • helping preparation and cooking of food by the disabled occupant eg modification of kitchen units for wheel chair use, etc
  • improving or providing suitable heating for the disabled occupant eg replace coal fire with electric or gas fire, relocate sockets or central heating
  • helping use of power, light or heat by the disabled occupant by altering access or controls, or by providing additional controls
  • helping access around the home to enable the disabled occupant to care for another person. eg widening doors, stairlifts etc

Applying for a grant: contact details

Surrey County Council
Occupational Health Team
Staines and Stanwell Social Services Centre
Burges Way
Staines-upon-Thames
TW18 1XD
Telephone 01932 795292.

Spelthorne Home Improvement Agency, c/o
A2Dominion
Spelthorne House
Thames Street
Staines-upon-Thames
TW18 4TA
Telephone number 0800 432 0077 (you do not have to be one of their tenants)
Spelthorne Environmental Health Services 01784 446251.