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Disabled Facilities Grant

Council funding to help with the cost of carrying out adaptations to your home.

Assessing your needs
Assessing your needs

Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) can help fund adaptations to your home to make it suitable for you if you're disabled.

After a means test, if you qualify, then the grant may cover costs up to £30,000. Any costs above this will need to be met by yourself or discussed with your district council.

Asking for an assessment

You will need to contact an occupational therapist for an assessment before you can apply for a DFG.

They will be able to recommend which adaptations are necessary and appropriate to meet your needs.

Adult Early Help Team
Telephone: 01296 383 204
Email: adultearlyhelpteam@buckscc.gov.uk

Children's Social Care and Learning OT Team
High Wycombe, Chiltern and South Bucks Districts: 01494 475 262
Aylesbury District: 01296 383 514

About the assessment 

Your occupational therapist will arrange to assess your needs, normally at your home or in a clinic.

They will consider the most cost effective solution which may include:

  • providing equipment
  • recommending minor or major adaptations
  • supporting you in considering other housing options

Your therapist will send a recommendation for any major adaptations to the district council (and your landlord, if appropriate) for their consideration.

Applying for the grant

Once your district council have agreed with you which works are to be grant funded, they will provide you with a 'Disabled Facilities Grant application form'.

Your district council cannot pay a retrospective grant for works you have carried out prior to a full grant approval.

Speak to your district council

Find out more about the grant by speaking to your district council.

Aylesbury Vale District Council

Telephone: 01296 585 605
Email: envhealth@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk
View the Aylesbury Vale District Council website

Chiltern District Council

Telephone: 01494 732 013
Email: housing@chiltern.gov.uk
View the Chiltern District Council website

South Bucks District Council

Telephone: 01494 732 013
Email: housing@southbucks.gov.uk
View the South Bucks District Council website 

Wycombe District Council

Telephone: 01494 412 247 or 01494 412 249
Email: environmentalhealth@wycombe.gov.uk
View the Wycombe District Council website 

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