South Oxfordshire District Council Increase Disabled Facilities Grant
If you or a loved one is living with a disability, it’s important that every care is taken to make sure the bathroom is easily accessible and safe to use. Whether that means creating half height shower doors or installing bath lifts, these bathroom adaptations help make everyday living as comfortable as possible.
And while we take pride in providing an affordable service, you could be entitled to even more support if you live in the South Oxfordshire area, as disabled and vulnerable residents can now apply for larger grants to make their homes safer.
South Oxfordshire District Council has increased the maximum amount payable by £20,000. While it has sat at £30,000, it has now gone up to £50,000 through its Housing Assistance Grants and Loans policy.
So what exactly is the Disabled Facilities Grant? In essence, this is government funding that supporting disabled people to live in their own homes, thereby reducing the need for hospital admissions and residential care.
The grant is for home renovations and adaptations, such as installing bath lifts or walk-in power baths, shower seating or bidet toilet seats—the extent of the renovations depends on your individual needs.
You’ll be paid either in instalments as the work on your home progresses or in full when the work is finished, and it’s completely separate to any disability benefits you already get or may be entitled to. The government website sets out further details on the Disabled Facilities Grant.
As part of the new system, there are also grants available for people living with dementia.
If you’re looking to renovate or adapt your home, we’re here to help you find the right bathroom and make the changes as easy and affordable as possible.