Find out about Disabled Facilities Grants to assist disabled people to live as independently as possible.
You can download advice booklets about the grant and an Initial Enquiry Form to apply.
We work closely with East Sussex County Council Social Services on the allocation of these grants.
The grants are means tested and are allocated for work that we deem necessary, appropriate, reasonable and practicable.
What are Grants Available for?
Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs) are available to people with disabilities for:
making it easier to get in and out of their homes or to get around in their bedroom, bathroom, living room and kitchen or to help them care for another person
making it easier to use the toilet, bath and shower
to provide safe access to the garden
making it easier to prepare and cook food
improving or installing a suitable heating system
helping to control lighting, power and heating
The maximum grant payable for eligible works is £30,000. Local housing authorities can now impose a limited charge on adapted properties so that funds can be recovered if it is sold within 10 years, which has not been implemented in Eastbourne.
Who Can Apply?
Owner-occupiers, landlords and a wide range of tenants and licensees can apply for a DFG. The grant must be for a person who is registered, or could be registered, as a disabled person. The disability can be caused by physical illness or injury, a major sight, hearing, speech, or mental-health problem, or a learning disability.
You can apply if you are the disabled person, the landlord of a disabled person, or someone living with a disabled person. If you live in council housing or your landlord is a housing association, you may be able to ask your landlord to carry out the adaptation work.
How to Apply
We recommend you first refer to the Disabled Facilities Grants booklet published by the Department for Communities and Local Government, using the link from this page
For more information about how to apply, refer to the booklet Disabled Facilities Grants in East Sussex, on the East Sussex County Council Social Care website
Then download and complete our initial enquiry form below to apply in Eastbourne