Adapting your home

If you’re finding it difficult to move around your home, you may be eligible for a Disabled Facility Grant to make changes to the property.

Find out if you're eligible

The Disabled Facility Grant is for adults and children who:

  • own and live in their own home in Leeds
  • are private tenants
  • are housing association tenants
  • are struggling with daily tasks

Adaptations you can make

You can use the grant to help pay for adaptions to make it easier to move around and access your home. This can include:

  • installing ramps and widening doors
  • improving access to rooms with stair lifts or downstairs bathrooms
  • building wet floors or walk in showers

You may have to pay for or contribute towards the cost of work in your house. We will check how much money you are eligible for based on your income and any benefits you receive. We call this a financial means test. 

So you can make an informed decision whether to apply for a Disabled Facility Grant, you can carry out a self-assessment of your finances through the Foundations means test calculator to see whether you could be entitled to any grant help

Arrange an assessment

If you would like to apply for the grant, you will need to contact the Social Care team. They will arrange an assessment, which includes an Occupational Therapist visit to your home.

If they think your house needs adaptations, they will make a referral and recommend any changes to your home. This is sometimes called necessary and appropriate adaptations.

To arrange an assessment, call:

0113 222 4403 (for children)

0113 222 4401 (for adults)

Other help available

Help alarms and safety in the home

There are several telecare packages available that can help you live safely and independently at home. Leeds Tele Care can provide 24-hour monitoring of alarms and sensors, which sends an alert to the response centre, where staff can get you the appropriate help.

Find more information on the types of sensors, costs of packages and how to apply.

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