1. About the grants
Minor adaptations - If you believe a minor adaptation to your home (eg: grab rails) or specialist equipment could support you to remain independent, please contact Devon County Council by ringing Care Direct on 0345 1551 007.
What are the grants for
We provide disabled facilities grants to adapt homes for people who are or could be, registered disabled and who, without the adaptation, would be unable to live safely and conveniently in their home.
You can apply for a disabled facilities grant if you own your home, rent from a private landlord or housing association or live with family.
Typical disabled facilities grant works include:
- installing stair lifts
- replacing a bath with a level access shower
- widening doorways
- providing ramps
Grants are approved on the cost of the eligible works up to a maximum of £30,000.
Where the cost of the work exceeds the mandatory grant limit of £30,000 the applicant may be eligible to an Accessible Homes Grant, subject to available funds.
The amount of grant will depend on your income, savings and investments. If you are in receipt of certain benefits you may not have to make any contribution towards the cost of the works.
Find out more information about these grants.