Under Part 1 of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 the Council has a legal duty to provide specialist adaptations to meet the care and mobility needs of people with disabilities to enable them to live independently with privacy and dignity.
- Available In
- South Ribble
- Available to Age Groups
- No Restriction
- What we can help with
- Information on government/council support schemes
- Help to get household items and clothing
- Available to these Groups
You can check to see if you would be eligible for a Disabled Facilities Grant using the portal developed by Foundations (a national body for Home Improvement Agencies, who deliver the DFG)
There are a series of questions about the person's property, their mobility and the feasibility of adaptations. There is also a section called 'Means Test Calculator', where people can enter their own financial information which generates a response to advise whether the person is likely to be eligible for Disabled Facilities Grant.
*this self-assessment will carry out a general assessment which will provide an indication of your qualification, this should not be taken as proof of eligibility as it is designed for guidance only .
Once you have applied and received a OT assessment, the council will receive the referral of Lancashire Adult Services, we will then will write to the applicant advising of the receipt of an OT6 along with the Preliminary DFG assessment forms where required, which once completed and returned will help us to carry out a test of resources which will calculate if you have a contribution towards any adaptation work or not.
We will write to you to advise you of the outcome of the assessment, where the contribution is greater than the cost of the adaptation you will be informed, and the application will then be cancelled otherwise you will be placed onto the appropriate waiting list.