If you have a disability that requires you to make changes to your home, it’s possible to get a grant from your local council to cover some or all of the work needed. A Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) may be provided to you by your local authority to help adapt your home. This is specifically to allow for improved access to floors and rooms and to make it more suitable for your needs. As part of this grant, the purchase and installation of a Bespoke Bathroom can either be fully or partially funded.
To apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant simply visit: www.gov.uk/disabled-facilities-grants
This should provide you with the relevant council’s contact details and a link to their website for more information.
A Disabled Facilities Grant offers a maximum of £30,000 but this figure can be topped up by local authorities for help with other home improvement projects for eligible residents.
Disabled Facilities Grant You may be eligible for a DFG available from your local authority.
A DFG is there to pay for necessary and appropriate housing adaptations to help you stay in your home and live an independent life.
- A DFG is available in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- In Scotland you can apply for an equipment and adaptations grant.
- A DFG is means-tested but will not affect any other benefits you receive.
- Means-testing does not apply to disabled children under 18 so parents’ income will not be a factor.
- You must own the property or be a tenant, with the intention to stay there at least five years.
VAT is chargeable on all Bespoke Homelifts but if you are disabled or have a long-term illness you may be exempt from paying VAT. If you think you may qualify for VAT relief, please request an exemption form from a member of the Bespoke Homelifts customer service team.