Level access showers and stair lifts
Currently, if an Occupational Therapist (OT) recommends you need a level access shower (in your existing bathroom or shower room) and/or a stair lift, the full cost can be covered by the grant. This means you would not need to pay towards the cost of the shower or stair lift regardless of your financial circumstances. Please note: This is a discretionary scheme and is subject to available funding. Grant funding is not guaranteed until you receive written confirmation that your grant application has been approved.
For all other adaptations, you will be financially assessed (means tested) to determine if and how much you may need to pay towards the works.
Support with carrying out the adaptations
We offer a Home Improvement Agency Service, where officers will help you through the whole process from start to finish. This includes support with making your grant application, creating a specification for the works required, finding suitable builders to do the work, and making sure that the work carried out by the builders follow the specifications. This service comes with a cost, but the grant can also cover this fee.