DFG - Overview
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Overview


Introduction

A Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) is to help with the costs of adapting your home to meet your needs so that you can continue to live there.

The grant can fund adaptations to your home, such as ramps, stair lifts, level access showers or any other adaptation which helps with access into and around the home. The grant is available for:

  • owner/occupiers
  • private tenants and their landlords
  • tenants of housing associations / registered social landlords

Mandatory disabled facility grants

Disabled Facilities Grants are subject to the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (as amended) legislation and means testing arrangements under the Housing Renewal Grants Regulations (England).

Mandatory Disabled Facilities Grants are available in accordance with Government criteria and the council’s own policy. The maximum grant limit is set by Government and is £30,000 per application.

Where there is an application for assistance by a person with disabilities, an assessment of the needs of the person (and their carer if applicable) will be made by an Occupational Therapist (employed by the Council) before any decisions in accordance with the Councils policy are made about the provision of equipment or adaptations.

The following pages provide further information on Disability Facilities Grants:

Contact us

Housing Standards and Improvement Service
3rd Floor Civic Centre
Darwall Street
Walsall
WS1 1TP

Telephone 01922 652171 or 01922 652172

Email HousingStandardsImprovement@walsall.gov.uk

This page was last updated on 02 December 2016