This is a discretionary grant to carry out urgent repairs where there is a serious risk to your health, safety and welfare. For example: • Serious electrical defects where there is an imminent risk of fire or electrocution • Excessive cold due to lack of heating, where no other grant funding is available (consideration will be given to the age and health of the occupiers and the suitability of temporary forms of heating) • Risk of imminent structural collapse of part of the building • Serious disrepair causing extensive rain penetration • Serious security problems
- Available In
- Cheshire West and Chester
- Available to Age Groups
- No Restriction
- What we can help with
- Advice on how to save energy & water
- Help to get household items and clothing
- Available to these Groups
- All Groups
Who can apply for a Home Safety Grant? You must be the owner or part-owner of the property and it must be your main residence. You must be on a low income or in receipt of one of the following benefits: • Income support or income-based Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) • Guaranteed element of Pension Credit • Child Tax Credit where the assessed income is less than £15,050 • Working Tax Credit where the assessed income is less than £15,050 • Housing Benefit • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) All applicants are subject to a Test of Resources.
Before you make an application, a Technical Officer will visit to assess your property to prepare a schedule of work, which will detail the works that are needed, and to work out a reasonable cost for the work to be carried out.