Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs) are available following an assessment and recommendation by an Occupational Therapist. DFGs are normally the means by which adaptations in privately owned property are funded (the housing department funds adaptations in council owned property).
The first step is to contact the Occupational Therapy Section, Brierley Hill Health and Social Care Centre, Venture Way, Brierley Hill, DY5 1RU, Tel: 0300 555 0055. The Occupational Therapist will explain the assessment process and what could happen following this.
DFGs are administered by the Council’s Private Sector Housing Department and carry a mandatory financial assessment but 100% grants are available up to a maximum of £30,000 where applicable. Help is available throughout the process of obtaining plans, planning permission, quotes etc, but work cannot start before the grant is approved.
Brierley Hill Health and Social Care Centre
Tel: 0300 555 0055