Disabled Facilities Grants

A Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) is a means-tested local government grant to help towards the cost of adapting your home to enable you to continue to live there. A DFG is paid when the Council considers that changes are necessary to meet your needs, and that the work is reasonable and practical. 

There is no means testing if the adaptation is for a disabled child. There is no means test for works costing under £8,000.

Adaptations might include installing a stair lift and/or ramps, improving access to rooms, adding a downstairs bathing facility or a walk-in shower and extensions. 

A DFG may cover the cost of a major adaptation in part or whole up to £36,000. You may be eligible for a grant if you have a permanent and substantial physical disability; adaptations can only be made to your sole or main home in Torfaen and must be tailored to meet your needs. A full assessment of your needs and your home will be carried out to determine your eligibility and what work needs to be done.

You do not need to be the disabled person to apply – you can do so on behalf of a spouse/partner or a child; however, you must be:

  • The owner or owner-occupier
  • A private tenant (with the landlord’s permission)

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

Our occupational therapists will assess the need for adaptations across all tenures. However if you are a tenant, our recommendations will be sent to your landlord for a decision on whether to provide the adaptation. 

For more information contact 01495 762200.

Last Modified: 13/01/2022
For more information contact:

Disabled People's Service

Tel: 01495 762200

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