Lifeline and assistive technology
Help for you or your relative to continue to live independently in a safe and supported way
A Disabled facilities grant can help towards the cost of adapting a home to enable independent living.
Grants are available for many different adaptations including:
The grant is available if you:
The grant is awarded based on financial circumstances. A full means test will be carried which looks at your average weekly income and savings above a certain limit.
There are certain benefits which are classed as 'passporting benefits' and will mean that you are exempt from a means test and there are other certain benefits that won’t be taken into account in the means test.
There are no financial checks for families of disabled children under 19.
Nottinghamshire County Council carry out the assessment. They will decide on what work is needed to suit individual needs. There is information on their website about adapting your home. Contact Nottinghamshire County Council by:
They will then refer the person to us for the Disabled Facilities Grant.