AHM specialises in supplying and installing disabled facilities to make homes and public spaces more accessible for people with disabilities. We understand that there are many questions regarding the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) and how it can assist those who require accessibility facilities.
In this article, we set out to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about disabled facilities grants.
What Is A Disabled Facilities Grant
The DFG is a government-funded grant available to homeowners, tenants, and landlords to adapt their homes or properties to make them more accessible to those with disabilities. This grant covers various works, such as walk-in baths, walk-in showers, wet rooms, and stairlifts.
Who Is Eligible For The Disabled Facilities Grant
The DFG is available to anyone with a disability or someone living with a disabled person. However, eligibility may vary according to your local council. The grant is also means-tested.
What Type Of Facilities Does The Grant Cover?
It covers various facility adaptations, such as stairlifts, wet rooms, and smart toilets, all according to the needs of the applicant. Additionally, the grant may be used to fund the installation of fixtures required in order for an accessibility fixture to function. For example, if you were applying to install a stairlift, then you would also have remit to hire an electrician to wire it so that it could actually be powered.
How Much Money Can I Receive From The Disabled Facilities Grant?
The amount of money you can receive from the DFG depends on your local authority, the type of adaption required, and your own finances. In England, the maximum amount available is £30,000. In Wales, that number goes up to £36,000, while in Northern Ireland it is £25,000. Again though, this number may fluctuate according to your local council.
How Do I Apply For The Disabled Facilities Grant?
To apply for the DFG, you will need to contact your local authority. You can begin this process by clicking the link to apply.
You will be required to complete an application form. This will ask you to list your personal circumstances, including finances and medical condition(s). You may also need to provide quotes for the services you are applying for a grant to obtain.
Can I Apply For The Disabled Facilities Grant If I Have Already Started The Facility Work?
No, you cannot apply for the DFG if you have already started the work of installing your new facilities. You must apply for the grant before any work begins to be eligible.
If you are looking to install new facilities using the DFG, then contact us today. We offer fantastic and life-changing equipment at competitive prices. We offer free no-obligation quotations that you can use as part of your DFG application. And, with our price match guarantee, you can be confident in excellent value for money.