Disabled Facilities Grant

Disabled AccessAllerdale Borough Council provides Disabled Facilities Grants to help cover the cost of housing adaptations to enable people to stay living in their own home.

Disabled Facilities Grants are mandatory for certain essential adaptations to give better freedom of movement into and around the home and to have access to essential facilities. The disabled facilities grant is means tested for adults. However, adaptations for children are not.
Most of the normal adaptations such as installing ramps, stair lifts and through floor lifts, or the provision of level access shower facilities will qualify for mandatory grant assistance. Some items for the welfare and employment of a disabled person may however be classed as discretionary works and will not normally be grant supported by Allerdale Borough Council. The maximum award is £30,000.00.
To apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant, you must first be assessed by an Occupational Therapist from Cumbria County Council. If it is found that an adaptation to your home is necessary, your details will be passed to Allerdale Borough Council, who will assess your eligibility for a disabled facilities grant.
  • To arrange for an Occupational Therapist to assess your needs please contact Cumbria County Council, Adult Social Care on 01900 706325
  • For further information please contact Allerdale Housing Services on 01900 702570 or email

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