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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Coronavirus is still a danger

To help prevent the spread and stay safe you can:
• keep a distance from others
• wear face coverings where required
• wash hands often
• get your vaccine/booster when you’re eligible
• regularly test and self-isolate if required

Further guidance on how to stay safe and prevent the spread

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Disabled facilities grant

If you have a permanent or substantial disability, you may be entitled to a means-tested disabled facilities grant (DFG) to help with the cost of adapting your home to meet your essential needs.

Home adaptations

Changes to your home should be necessary and appropriate to your needs, such as:

  • giving you access to your home and facilities
  • making your home safer for you
  • improving the heating system in your home

You can use the grant to:

  • install access ramps
  • widen door ways
  • install a stair lift
  • have a level access shower fitted

How to apply

Contact Adult Social Care for a care and support assessment to provide you with advice and an eligibility assessment in your own home. If you’re eligible you’ll be referred to your local district or borough council.

You or the property owner can apply for the grant as long as you intend to live in the property for 5 years (the ‘grant period’).

To find out more about disabled facilities grants, visit gov.uk's disabled facilities grants page.

 

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