Disabled Facilities Grant for home owners and private tenants.
If you are disabled or an older person and you are finding it difficult to do everyday tasks, you might find that adaptations to your home would make life easier. You can ask our Equipment and Adaptations Service to assess your needs to see if any adaptations would be suitable for you.
Grant and Adaptations to your home
If you aren’t eligible for the Disabled Facilities Grant, our officers can talk to you about what support we can offer you. If you want to go ahead with the adaptations, we can still help and assist you in making sure the work is done to a satisfactory standard.
The Government sets the rules about how the Disabled Facilities Grant is calculated. The guidance is complex and so we are only outlining the main points here.
The test of resources, or means test, is based on your ability to contribute. Your income and notional outgoings are used to work this out. Your partner’s income may also be taken into account. Children and people on certain benefits are not means tested.
More information about how the amount you could have is worked out, download 'Disabled Facilities Grant and Adaptions to your Home' (above).
You can download Gemma's experience of adapting their home using the Disabled Facilities Grant below, and also Martins story below
Apply online for an assessment and find out if you can apply for the Disabled Facilities Grant.
Or call us on 0114 273 4709.
If you have had an assessment and are going through the application process you may find it useful to download and keep a copy of 'Disabled Facilities Grants: What you need to know' below
More about the Disabled Facilities Grant from Gov.uk
More about using equipment and adaptations to help you live independently in your own home.
'What you need to know' leaflet
Audio version of the leaflet
A British Sign Language Version of the Disabled Facilities Grant leaflet is also available
The information included in this page gives an overview and general guidance only. If you would like more information you can contact us on the details below:
Telephone: 0114 273 4709 for enquiries about your assessment
Telephone: 0114 273 4646 for enquiries about Disabled Facilities Grants.
Address: Equipment and Adaptations, Sheffield City Council, Floor 9, Redvers House, Union Street, Sheffield S1 2JQ