Home adaptations and things you can do
Local authorities can provide financial help if you need to repair, improve or adapt your home for health reasons.
You could, for example, apply for help to install a stair lift or ramp, or to put in central heating. Help includes Disabled Facilities Grants. For more information, contact your local authority (council) or visit the Direct Gov website
How can I claim?
Contact your local authority (council).
In Northern Ireland
If you or someone living in your home has a disability, you may be eligible for help to adapt your home from your local Northern Ireland Housing Executive or housing association.
You could, for example, apply for help to install a stair lift or a ground floor toilet. You can apply regardless of whether you rent or own your home. You'll need an assessment by an occupational therapist (unless it’s a minor adaptation like fitting a hand rail) or a designated member of housing staff.
The Northern Ireland Housing Executive also has a grants scheme to help improve domestic property in the private sector. You may be eligible for financial help to repair, improve or adapt your home if you own it or rent it privately. There are different types of grants available, including Disabled Facilities Grants.
How can I claim?
Contact your local Northern Ireland Housing Executive office or visit the nidirect website.
Adaptations to keep your home warm
There are many things you can do to keep your energy bill down and make your home warmer without turning up the heating. See our information about ways to keep warm without the worry and help with energy costs for more information.