Isle of Wight Council

Housing Renewal

Disabled Facilities Grants

Disabled Facilities Grants and Minor Adaptations

Disabled Facilities Grants and Minor adaptations are ways that the Council may be able to help you remain in your own home.

The types of works that can be considered under these adaptations are:

  • To make it easier to get in and out of the dwelling by, for example, widening doors and installing ramps.
  • To provide better access to the living room.
  • To provide or improving access to the bedroom, and kitchen, toilet, washbasin and bathing, for example by installing a stair lift or adapting a room to provide an easy access shower facility.

To be eligible the person for whom the adaptation will benefit must be substantially and permanently disabled.

Minor adaptions

Minor adaptations cover work up to £1,000, and major adaptations are used where the cost would be over for this amount (subject to being an eligible applicant and means testing where required). To find out more about this service, please contact the Community Equipment Service on (01983) 821000.

Major adaptions

Major adaptation work requires an assessment by an Occupational Therapist (OT). If the OT feels a Disabled Facilities Grant may be appropriate they will present it to a panel for consideration. If passed, the referral is sent to the Housing Renewal Section of the Council, where it will be processed as quickly as possible. For further information, please contact NRS Healthcare on (01983) 215774.

Useful Information

For more information on Disabled Facilities Grants please visit the Ministry for Housing webpage please click here or phone the Housing Renewal team by using the 'Contact Information' tab above.

Please click here to view the Disability Facility Grant Policy. (PDF, 312Kb, 50 pages)