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Any disabled homeowners here successfully received a Home Adaptation grant?

diydaddydiydaddy Member Posts: 7 Listener
This would be for access improvements and maybe you got the finance from Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs) and Housing Grants from your local authority. I can help with quick info on sources too. Interested to know of success stories.

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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 9,478 Scope community team
    Hi @diydaddy, I hope members will be able to share their experiences with you. :)
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    Scope
  • MisscleoMisscleo Member Posts: 646 Pioneering
    I'm interested in this too
  • swilberswilber Member Posts: 26 Courageous
    Hi I'm a shared owner, sharing with a housing association especially for disabled.  I have had 2 facility grants from my local council.  Bathroom alterations applied for myself and 3 yrs later my OT  applied for a ramp  outside,  door frame alteration of all doors  internal doors including 2 electric  doors and bedroom room alterations for my wheelchair.  Good luck  it is worth applying.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 9,478 Scope community team
    Thank you for sharing @swilber!
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    Scope
  • diydaddydiydaddy Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Misscleo said:
    I'm interested in this too
    I do have a quick to read web page on it if you are interested. There are tons of info online but I set up a quick page that covers it.
  • diydaddydiydaddy Member Posts: 7 Listener
    swilber said:
    Hi I'm a shared owner, sharing with a housing association especially for disabled.  I have had 2 facility grants from my local council.  Bathroom alterations applied for myself and 3 yrs later my OT  applied for a ramp  outside,  door frame alteration of all doors  internal doors including 2 electric  doors and bedroom room alterations for my wheelchair.  Good luck  it is worth applying.
    Good to hear that you had a successful experience and gained 2 grants from your local council. How fast was the application process?
  • diydaddydiydaddy Member Posts: 7 Listener
    swilber said:
    Hi I'm a shared owner, sharing with a housing association especially for disabled.  I have had 2 facility grants from my local council.  Bathroom alterations applied for myself and 3 yrs later my OT  applied for a ramp  outside,  door frame alteration of all doors  internal doors including 2 electric  doors and bedroom room alterations for my wheelchair.  Good luck  it is worth applying.
    Hi. I am interested to know what avenues you tried or was your local council the first and best option? which did you try from this list
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 9,478 Scope community team
    Hi @swilber, how are you?

    I was just wondering if you had anymore information for @diydaddy. :)
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    Scope
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