Grants to adapt your home for a disability

The Disabled Facilities Grant

If you need to make modifications to help a disabled person live in your home without difficulties, you can apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant.  There are two different grants, depending on your situation. 

  • the first is a grant of up to £30,000 to pay for changes to a home that have been recommended as being essential and necessary by an Occupational Therapist
  • the second is a grant of up to £5,000 for changes that have been recommended by an Occupational Therapist but aren’t categorised as essential and necessary.

How do I apply?

The first step is to contact an Occupational Therapist to see if you’re able to apply. They are based at Oxfordshire County Council’s Social Services department in Abingdon.  You can call them on 0345 0507666 or email

  • terms and conditions apply (available on request).  Availability of these grants is dependent on funds being available
  • a means test will be carried out to assess whether applicants will need to contribute towards the cost of the works (anyone claiming certain benefits will not be asked to make a contribution towards the cost of the works)
  • if you find you're not eligible for a grant, please get in touch with the environmental protection team to discuss your options.  Email or call 01235 422403
  • please note that if you're considering applying for a grant you should do this before you start any work. Grants will not be awarded retrospectively.

Last reviewed: 11 - 01 - 2019

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