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Advice and information on benefits and grants managed by the council and central government.

Aids & Adaptations

The Scheme of Assistance Regulations 2008 introduced a minimum 80% grant funding for mandatory adaptations.  The aim is to assist home owners or private tenants to stay in their homes.

Adaptations eligible for mandatory financial assistance will be prioritised subject to availability of funding and any existing waiting list.  The standard amenities and adaptations are eligible for a minimum 80% grant funding or in some cases up to 100%.

Assistance is provided by means testing or on production of prescribed benefits, such as income support, guarantee element of pension credit, income based job seekers allowance, income related employment and support allowance.

Examples of Grants include

  • Toilet & Washing Facilities
  • External Ramps
  • A Kitchen Sink & Base Unit

Extensions to homes to provide additional living/sleeping accommodation or work to create accommodation in a separate building from the current living accommodation ARE NOT included within the scope of a mandatory grant.

No assistance is given for the provision of parking spaces and/or repairs to neglected or damaged ramps or access routes to entrance doors.