The Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability is available to assist in the carrying out of works which are reasonably necessary for the purposes of rendering a house more suitable for the
accommodation of a person with a disability who has an enduring physical, sensory, mental health or intellectual impairment. The types of works allowable under the scheme include the provision of:
- Access ramps,
- Downstairs toilet facilities,
- Accessible showers,
- Adaptations to facilitate wheelchair access,
- Any other works which are reasonably necessary for the purposes of rendering a house more suitable for the accommodation of a person with a disability.
Please note that the applicant shall be responsible for service/maintenance costs of equipment, such as a stairlift, hoist, etc.
Grant approval for extensions will only be approved if all less costly, and “fit for purpose” alternatives have been considered and eliminated, e.g. re-assignment of existing rooms, use of technology, etc.
Should an applicaton be received from an applicant who requires grant aid for adaptions as a result of an accident/injury, they will be required to submit a letter from their solicitor confirming that should they receive compensation for their injuries, they will repay the full grant sum allocated under this scheme.
All applications under the Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability will be forwarded by the Council to an Occupational Therapist for assessment in accordance with the Priority Needs Scheme.
Where applicants have access to the facilities of an Occupation Therapist they may submit a Report with the application, however, such report will be required to prioritise the application in accordance with the Councils Priority Needs Scheme.
Please see full documentation and form attached.