Borough Council of Wellingborough

Disabled Facility Grants

Disabled Facilities Grants

Disabled Facilities Grants are available to help enable a disabled person to continue living independently in their home. We are required by law to provide the statutory Disabled Facilities Grant to adapt homes for people with a disability if the adaptation is considered necessary, appropriate, practical and reasonable. 

A range of works and adaptations are available but only when recommended by the Community Occupational Therapist. You can apply as an owner-occupier or a tenant, or as a landlord on behalf of a tenant.  If you have a disabled person living in your home you can apply for a grant on their behalf. A test of financial resources using the criteria prescribed for Disabled Facilities Grants within the Housing Act 1996 will be applied to determine the amount of grant you are entitled to. Details of income, savings and investments will be required. If the adaptations are required for a child there is no means test. Applicants in receipt of any of the following benefits will not need to be means tested:  

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Employment Support Allowance
  • Income based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Guaranteed pension credit
  • Housing benefit
  • Working tax credit/child tax credit with assessed income less than £15,050 
  • Universal credit

The maximum grant available is £30,000.

For further information download the Disabled Facilities Grant Leaflet 

To apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant, you can contact the Private Sector Housing department on 01933 229777 Option 3, Option 1 or at . Following an initial assessment of your eligibility for a grant, an Occupational Therapist will arrange to assess your needs.  If your home needs an adaptation we will arrange a visit to consider what improvements are eligible and help you through the grant procedure.