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Disabled Facilities Grant

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Disability equipment and home adaptations can help you if you are disabled or an older person.

If you, or a member of your family, are having difficulty getting around your home due to a physical disability, sensory impairment or old age, you can request an occupational therapy assessment for equipment and adaptations to make it easier for you to live independently.

You must be a permanent Slough resident and have a disability which:

  • has lasted or is likely to last for at least 12 months and has no prospect of significant improvement
  • significantly affects your ability to carry out activities of daily living in the home, or imposes a burden on your carer or family.

Is there a charge for equipment and adaptations?

The assessment and advice is free and some items of equipment and minor adaptations are also usually free.
If you own or rent your home you may be entitled to a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) which can help towards the cost of adapting your home so you can live independently. You will be advised of this during your assessment.

Am I eligible for a DFG?

You can apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant from the council if you or someone living in your property is registered as disabled under Government legislation and:

  • is either the owner, or tenant of the property (landlords may apply on behalf of disabled tenants)
  • you can certify that you, or the person on whose behalf you are applying, intend to occupy the property as your main residence throughout the grant period – currently five years.

For more information see GOV.UK Disabled facilities Grant (DFG) .

Who to contact

Name
Slough Borough Council
Telephone
01753 475111
Website
Slough Borough Council

Local Offer

Last Updated
18/12/2020

Disclaimer

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Slough Family Information Service website and Slough Borough Council 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