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Disabled Facilities Grants

You could get a grant from your council if you’re disabled and need to make changes to your home, for example to:

  • widen doors and install ramps
  • improve access to rooms and facilities - eg stairlifts or a downstairs bathroom
  • provide a heating system suitable for your needs
  • adapt heating or lighting controls to make them easier to use

A Disabled Facilities Grant will not affect any benefits that you’re getting.

The Council wants to use this limited fund to adapt as many homes as possible. To do this we have to:

  • Look for the simplest, least disruptive and most cost effective adaptation that meet your needs
  • Adapt within the existing structure of your home
  • Prioritise according to criteria based on the principles of fair access to Care Services following grant approval if the demand for DFGs outstrips the funds available.

In all cases where a DFG has been approved the adaptation work will be carried out within the 12-month statutory period. However, the staging of applications will enable finite resources to be used in the first instance to assist those with the highest needs on the grounds of health, safety and welfare. 

Who to contact

Telephone
0118 937 3747
E-mail
CSAadvice.signposting@reading.gov.uk
Website
http://www.reading.gov.uk/homeimprovementgrants

Where to go

Name
Private Sector Renewal and Adaptations Team
Address
Reading Borough Council, Civic Offices
Bridge Street
Reading
Postcode
RG1 2LU

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.

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