Grants and loans for home repairs and adaptations
The Council provides the following help for older and vulnerable people requiring improvements or disabled adaptations to their homes.
Disabled facilities grants
Disabled Facilities Grants are available to fund adaptations to your home following assessment by an Occupational Therapist. We would advise that you obtain your assessment from Surrey County Council.
Works typically include installing stair-lifts, bathroom adaptations, ramps and grab rails in the home.
These grants are means tested and are available to both owner-occupiers and tenants (consent of the landlord will be required).
To qualify, clients must be assessed as being in a high need category and have had all works approved by an Occupational Therapist. The government currently contributes 60% of the cost of eligible works.
You will need to provide details of your financial situation by completing a Preliminary Test of Resources form. This will enable us to assess your eligibility for a grant.
Our Care and Repair Agency is now run by Independent Home Solutions and they can help to guide people through the application process as well as project managing grant funded works.
Home Repair Assistance
Home Repair Assistance is available for eligible persons over 60 (and to persons under 60 verified as having long-term disability) who receive a means tested benefit or who are on low incomes.
Help is available for emergency repairs, energy efficiency measures, fire detection and security installations. The upper limit is £5,000. This money is paid in the form of a long term interest - free loan repayable when the property is sold.