This is a flexible grant to provide urgent/essential repairs to the home to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the occupier.
This includes assisting an occupier with infestations and accumulations (hoarding) where the condition of the dwelling will lead to a delayed transfer of care (hospital discharge) or potential avoidable hospital admission.
Only those works agreed by us as urgent or essential will be eligible for this grant. A loan application will be required for all other types of works and repairs.
To qualify for this grant the applicant must be in receipt of one of the following benefits:
- Housing benefit
- Disability Living Allowance
- Personal Independent Payment with the daily living component
- Attendance Allowance
- Guarantee Pension Credit
- Income support
- Council tax benefit (not the single person discount)
- Universal Credit (Universal Credit replaces the following means tested benefits: Housing Benefit, income related Employment Support Allowance, Income based Job Seekers Allowance, Child tax credit, working tax credit and income support)
For further information please contact us.