Home adaptations

Adapting your home to meet your needs could make it easier to get around or carry out daily tasks.

Paying for adaptations

Sources of funding available to pay for the adaptation

Minor adaptations:

  • Yourself.
  • If your home is owned by BCP Council or Poole Housing Partnership (PHP), that organisation is responsible for funding any adaptations and would need to agree to this.
  • If your home is owned by a housing association, they may agree to fund any minor adaptations you may need.
  • Adult Social Care

For minor adaptations the total cost of the adaptation must not exceed £1,000.  For any adaptations over £1,000 a major adaptation would need to be considered.

Major adaptations:

  • Yourself.
  • Charity funding. 
  • A Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) administered by the Grants Team in Housing at BCP Council.
  • A housing association.
  • If your home is owned by BCP Council or Poole Housing Partnership (PHP), that organisation is responsible for funding any adaptations and would need to agree to this. 

Disabled Facilities Grants for major adaptations 

  • The Grants Team in Housing is responsible for ensuring the adaptation is reasonable and practical depending on the age and condition of your home, in line with the conditions of the Disabled Facilities Grant.  The Occupational Therapist (OT) will ensure the adaptation meets your assessed needs.
  • The OT will send a recommendation to the Grants Team in Housing, giving details of the adaptation and the reason why it is needed.
  • The Grants Team in Housing will notify you of how much grant you will receive or any contribution you will need to make.  If your contribution is greater than the cost of the adaptation, no grant will be paid.
  • You will not receive any Disabled Facilities Grant if you start work before the council approves your application.
  • If the property is owned by the Council or PHP that organisation is responsible for arranging the adaptation.

 

Page last updated: 18/08/2021 11:23