Adaptations for your current home

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 money is for adults who require essential adaptations to make it easier to manage in their home and keep their independence. The DFG is also for the benefit of disabled children to enable them to live ordinary lives. The DFG money is managed by the adaptations service (part of housing).

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.

The social care contact centre staff will take your details and arrange for an Occupational Therapist (OT) to contact you. The OT will meet with you and undertake an assessment of your needs and may make a referral to the adaptations service recommending specific adaptations that will help to support your independence at home.

Examples of adaptations

  • ramps
  • wider doorways
  • stair-lifts
  • wet floor or walk in showers
  • major alterations

Every application for a grant, where the disabled person is an adult, must include a financial means test. We will do this with you. Depending on your financial situation you may have to contribute towards the cost of the adaptation.

If you receive a passported benefit your contribution will be nil.

If the recommended work is for a child or children you will not have to undergo a financial means test and will automatically qualify for the cost of the recommended adaptations, up to the grant maximum.

Arrange an initial assessment of need

If you would like to arrange an initial assessment, please contact the council's social care teams:

For children

0113 222 4403

For adults

0113 222 4401

If you are already in contact with a social worker or care manager you can also choose to ask them to arrange for an Occupational Therapist to visit you at home.

Disabled Facilities Grant Application - Trial and Consultation (1 April - 30 September 2018)

We are reviewing the options available to apply for a DFG, the review has identified three options we wish to trial for an initial six months. The trial will only apply to adult applicants.

A six month consultation will start on the 1st April 2018 for all adult DFG applications. We want to consult on the three options and the new public guidance, which are:

  • Option 1 – Managed Application Process – this is the most popular route whereby Leeds City Council fully manages your application on your behalf

  • Option 2 – Customer Input into Process – this is where there is some shared responsibility for the process between Leeds City Council and the applicant

  • Option 3 – Customer Managed Process - This option is where the customer requests and is provided with a DFG application form at first point of contact and wishes to complete all elements of the application and supporting information themselves

After feedback from the six month consultation exercise has been considered, the options for applying for a DFG will be finalised and revised public guidance will be published (on this web page) on or before 1 March 2019.

The final options and guidance will be applicable to both adults and children's DFG applications.

You can complete our short consultation questionnaire by clicking the button below.

Complete our DFG consultation online External link

If you would prefer to complete a print version of the survey (WORD 93KB), please return a completed copy by email to

Contact us

If you have a general enquiry about the DFG adaptations service, there are several ways you can contact us:


0113 378 5858


0113 336 7258

Type Talk

1800 2011 395 7475



Public Guidance for Disability Facilities Grant (black and white version) Guidance for Disability Facilities Grant (black and white version).pdf118016pdf
Public Guidance for Disability Facilities Grant (colour version) Guidance for Disability Facilities Grant (colour version).pdf544013pdf
Disabled Facilty Grant application pack Facilty Grant application pack.docx218516docx
Disabled Facilty Grant Consultation survey (print version) Facilty Grant Consultation survey (print version).docx102385docx

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