There are a few other options to help you get support with a major adaptation:
- Disabled facilities assistance - This is a loan of up to £10,000 to help you meet the amount you have to pay towards your disabled facilities grant.
- Disabled persons equipment replacement assistance - This is a grant of up to £5,000 to replace broken equipment, such as stair lifts or shower units. This grant is means-tested.
- Palliative care assistance - This is a grant to fund a stair lift installation.
All of the above can be discussed with an occupational therapist by calling the helpdesk on 023 9268 0810
Another option is a down-sizing property loan. These are loans of up to £3,000 for people over the age of 65. This is to meet the cost of moving to a smaller property to suit your changing needs. It can be used to pay solicitor's fees, structural survey fees and removal services. To find out more, call the housing renewals team on 023 9268 8369 or email them at email@example.com.