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Funding adaptations and equipment

You could get a grant if you have a disability and need to make changes to your home.

What can it be used for?

Examples include:

  • widening doors and install ramps and step rails
  • improving access to rooms and facilities - e.g. stair lifts or level access bathing
  • adapting heating or lighting controls to make them easier to use 

Equipment and minor adaptations costing £1,000 or less

If you are eligible for care and support, these are generally provided free of charge. This includes the cost of buying and fitting any adaptations. 

Equipment and minor adaptations costing more than £1,000

If you are eligible for care and support and need adaptations that cost more than £1,000, you will be asked to have a financial assessment to work out how much you may need to contribute.



How do I apply?

To apply for a disabled facilities grant you should contact the Staffordshire Cares team on 0300 111 8010.

They will ask you some questions to see what changes you could need at home. Make sure you tell them everything that you find difficult. 

After you have told them about things you might need support with, they could recommend household equipment and gadgets to make life easier to move around your home safely and do everyday tasks.

A home assessment might be needed to assess your home and to recommend changes to help.  Having a home assessment is free.

The information that you provide about the changes you need will be passed onto the Support for Independent Living in Staffordshire service, who can help you apply for a grant. 

 Please note

This service is only available if you live in:

  • Lichfield district
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme borough
  • South Staffordshire district
  • Stafford borough
  • Staffordshire Moorlands district
  • Tamworth borough

If you live in East Staffordshire borough or Cannock Chase district, your information will be passed onto your local district or borough council who can help you apply for a grant.



Where can I get further information?

The Gov.UK site has  information about disabled facilities grants including:

  • what you'll get
  • eligibility criteria 

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