Disabled Facilities Grants and Equipment Loan

An adapted bathroom

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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 (DFGs)

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.

We need 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 DFGs.


How do I find out if I am eligible?

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


Equipment Loan Scheme

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.

We aim to limit the time people may have to wait for certain adaptations by offering an equipment loan scheme to certain eligible people. In circumstances where people require stairlift or ramp adaptations, equipment can be loaned and recovered for re-use when no longer needed.

Please see the following documents for further information about our Equipment Loan Scheme.

Equipment Loan Charter Equipment Loan Customer Information Guide Equipment Loan Flowchart


Homeowner Improvement Loan Scheme

If you are struggling to make essential repairs to your home, the Housing Regeneration and Investment team may be able to help by providing a loan through the Homeowner Improvement Loan Scheme. For more information please see the Homeowner Improvement Loan Scheme Guide.


Help at Home

In addition to the Disabled Facilities Grants and the Equipment Loan Schemes, we also provides a variety of services to support people to live independently in their own homes, visit our Help at Home pages for more information.