What Grants Can You Get For Walk-In Baths and Walk-In Showers?

Having a new accessible bathroom installed in your home can be very important for having more freedom with debilitating mobility conditions. This is why we make sure all of our clients are aware of the Disabled Facilities Grants available. If you are eligible this grant can really assist with the payment of your accessible wet room.

Operated by your local council, these grants do differ within the various authorities so we always recommend checking with them when applying.

Disabled Facilities Grant

This grant is entirely dependent on the household’s income and savings. This means that the grant may not pay for the installation in full but it will contribute significantly.

It is important to note that if work has already started on your property, you may not receive a grant from your local council.

Receiving Payment

Once you have been approved for the grant and get to the stage where the council is ready to pay you the funds, there are some different options.

Am I Eligible For The Disabled Facilities Grant?

Eligibility for this grant can vary slightly depending on your local council however, the general eligibility status is:

  • You or someone that lives in your home must be disabled.
  • You must own the property or be a tenant.
  • You must intend to live in the property during the grant period
    • This is currently 5 years.


If you are a landlord and your tenant is disabled, then you can also apply for the Disabled Facilities Grant on their behalf. In terms of your property & the work carried out, there are certain criteria that must be met in order to receive the funds.

  • The council must be satisfied that the work is appropriate for the needs of the disabled person in the home.
  • They must also be satisfied that the work can be completed in the property without causing damage due to condition & age.

Building Regulations

It’s worth noting that planning permission and building regulations need to be applied separately for approval. Our team of experts are always available to advise you & answer any questions you may have regarding these permissions prior to installing your new wet room.

Applying For The Disabled Facilities Grant

Due to the grant being available through your local council, you will have to apply through them. This can vary in the time it takes to be processed etc. Our staff are happy to advise you on any issues that may come up or any enquiries you have regarding the grant.

Contact Us For More Information On Applying For Disabled Facilities Grants

Contact us for more information on the Disabled Facilities Grant. If you require any assistance or advice then call us on 0800 731 6495. Our team of experienced designers and advisors have a lot of knowledge on applying for these grants and can advise you every step of the way.

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