If you are finding it difficult to move around your home and use your bathroom or kitchen, you may be eligible for a Disabled Facility Grant (DFG). This is for adults and/or children who require essential adaptations to make it easier to manage in their home and keep their independence.
This grant is for owner occupiers, private tenants and housing association tenants, and you can contact Adult or Children's Social Care to find out how they can help you. Their contact details are listed further down this page. They will take your details and arrange for an Occupational Therapist (OT) to contact you. Once an OT has met with you they will undertake an assessment of your needs and may make a referral to us recommending certain adaptations that will help to support your independence at home.
Examples of adaptations
- Wider doorways
- Wet floor/walk in showers
- Major alterations
Every applicant for a grant has to have a financial means test. We will do this for you. Depending on your financial situation you may have to contribute towards your grant. If you receive a passported benefit your contribution will be nil.
If the work is for a child or children you will automatically qualify for a grant.
To arrange an initial assessment
If you would like to arrange an initial assessment, please contact the council's social care teams:
- Telephone 0113 222 4403 (for children)
- Telephone 0113 222 4401 (for adults)
If you are already in contact with a social worker or care manager you can ask them to arrange for an Occupational Therapist to visit you at home.
Contact the Disabled Facility Grant (DFG) Adaptations Service
If you have a general enquiry about the DFG adaptations service, there are several ways you can contact us:
- Telephone - 0113 395 7146/7
- Fax - 0113 395 7474
- type talk - 1800 2011 395 7475