Home Adaptations

If you or someone you care for is finding your home difficult to manage, help is available.  

You can contact our social services team for advice on 01495 762200. 

They may refer you to an occupational therapist who will help to assess your needs. 

Decisions are guided by the Welsh Government Eligibility.   

Care and Repair Torfaen 

Care and Repair is a housing adaptations charity that helps people aged 60 plus to live independently at home. They provide several different adaptation schemes, free of charge to homeowners or tenants:  

  • Care and Safety At Home – adaptations costing up to £350. People can self-refer by contacting the charity. 
  • Rapid Response Adaptations Programme – adaptations costing less than £1,000 for people recently discharged from hospital or at risk of being admitted to a hospital or care home. Must be referred by health or social services professional. 
  • ENABLE – Support for Independent Living – adaptions costing up to £8,000 for those in hospital awaiting discharge, have recently been discharged from hospital or are at risk of being admitted to hospital.  

For information, contact Care and Repair on 01495 745936. 

Low-Cost Adaptation Grants 

Grants are available from Torfaen Council for adaptations costing between £1,000 and £8,000, following an occupational health referral by social services.  

Disabled Facilities Grants 

Means tested grants of between £8,000 and £36,000. There is no means test for work costing under £8,000 or if the adaptation is for a disabled child. 

A DFG may cover the cost of a major adaptation in part or whole up to £36,000.   

Housing association tenants should approach their landlord in the first instance.   

To apply, you must contact Torfaen Council and request an assessment by an Occupational Therapist who can initiate the grant application process. For more information, contact 01495 762200. 

Last Modified: 05/06/2024
For more information contact:

Social Services

Tel: 01495 762200

Email: social.services@torfaen.gov.uk

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