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A suitable, well adapted home can be a defining factor in enabling a disabled person to live well and independently.
Disabled Facilities Grants are available to eligible people with disabilities living within the borough of Stockton-on-Tees.
You have to occupy the property the grant is applied for as your main residence and intend to occupy the property for the full grant period of 5 years.
You can also apply if you’re a landlord and have a disabled tenant.
The council needs to be satisfied that the work is necessary and appropriate to meet the disabled person’s needs and that the work is reasonable and can be done, depending on the age and condition of the property.
The Housing Regeneration and Investment Team are responsible for the administration of DFG’s.
Please contact the First Contact Team for an assessment.
Telephone: 01642 527764
Fax: 01642 527756
Minicom: 01642 527769
Email: [email protected]
Depending on your financial circumstances there may be a charge for the equipment or adaptation. The Occupational Health Assessment team can provide information about this.
Please see the following documents for further information about Disabled Facilities Grants.
|Disabled Facilities Grant Charter||Disabled Facilities Grant Customer Information Guide||Disabled Facilities Grant Flowchart|
Stockton-on-Tees aims to limit the time people may have to wait for certain adaptations by offering an equipment loan scheme to certain eligible people. In circumstance where people require stairlift or ramp adaptations, equipment can be loaned and recovered for re-use when no longer needed
Our Equipment Loan Scheme means that we can enable more people to live independently in their own homes by providing suitable adaptations to meet the specific needs when they need them.
Please see the following documents for further information about our Equipment Loan Scheme.
|Equipment Loan Charter||Equipment Loan Customer Information Guide||Equipment Loan Flowchart|
In addition to the Disabled Facilities Grants and the Equipment Loan Schemes, the council also provides a variety of services to support people to live independently in their own homes, visit our Adult Services section for further information on getting Help at Home or visit the following web pages.
|Adult Services: Equipment, Adaptations and Meals||Adult Services: Recovering from an Illness or Accident / Returning from a stay in Hospital and Household Maintenance|
We are looking to introduce a new scheme to assist owner occupiers with repairs that represent a danger to the occupant’s health and well-being. Further details will be released soon on these proposed homeowner loans.