Disabled facilities grants

Disabled people living in Eden who are in need of aids or alterations to their home may be eligible for a disabled facilities grant. This grant is also available for elderly persons who are struggling with mobility. The aim of this grant is to help maintain people’s independence in their own home for as long as possible.

Example of works carried out under grant:

  • Stair lifts
  • Level access shower facilities
  • Ramps
  • Making the property wheelchair accessible
  • Specialist toilet facilities

If you would like more information on the types of works available, please contact the Housing Team on 01768 817817.

How to apply for a disabled facilities grant

For consideration of a grant, you need a recommendation from an Occupational Therapist.

For consideration of a disabled facilities grant, you can contact Adult Social Care and request an Occupational Therapist to visit your home to assess your needs. Telephone 0300 3033249, or email penrithssd@cumbria.gov.uk

What will a grant cost me?

Disabled facilities grant contribution calculations are based on complex guidance legislated by the Government. A Test of Resources (or means test) will calculate what, if any, contribution you make to the cost of the adaptation work. Children’s applications and applicants on certain benefits are not means tested.