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Disabled Bathroom Grants, Council Funded Support

Explore Grants for Accessible Bathroom Solutions and Financial Support for Individuals with Disabilities

Understanding Disabled Facilities Grants

For individuals with disabilities, adapting their living spaces to meet their needs is not just a matter of comfort but of necessity. Among the essential adaptations are modifications to bathrooms, ensuring they are accessible and safe.

This is where Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs) play a crucial role. Provided by local councils, these grants help people with registered disabilities make necessary home improvements, such as:

  • widen doors and install ramps or grab rails
  • improve access to rooms and facilities, for example with a stairlift, or level access shower
  • provide a heating system suitable for your needs
  • adapt heating or lighting controls to make them easier to use

Who is Eligible for a Grant

Are you wondering if you are eligible for a Disabled Facilities Grant? The criteria are straightforward. If you are registered as disabled or meet the criteria for registration, and if your income is low and your savings are under £6000, you might qualify for a DFG.

This grant is open to housing association tenants, private tenants, and homeowners. Even landlords can apply if they have a disabled tenant, ensuring that everyone has access to necessary facilities.

Application Process & Timescales

Applying for a DFG is a process streamlined to ensure ease and accessibility. The first step is to contact your local council, which can guide you through the application process. An Occupational Therapist may visit your home to assess your needs and recommend appropriate adaptations. If your application is successful, you’ll be well on your way to creating a more accessible and comfortable living space.

Patience is key when applying for a DFG, as the approval process varies depending on the local authority. On average, it takes about 12 to 14 weeks for a grant to be approved. However, this time investment is worthwhile for the long-term benefits of an adapted bathroom that meets your specific needs​​.

Planning and Design Assistance

Once you receive preliminary approval for a DFG, you might have questions about planning permission and designs. We will be on hand to help you navigate these aspects, ensuring that your bathroom renovation not only meets your needs but also complies with all necessary regulations.

If your application is successful, contact us and we’ll arrange to visit you at home to discuss the options for your bathroom renovation.

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