Financial Assistance for Home Repairs and Adaptations
If you are an owner-occupier, a landlord or
someone in your household has a disability, you may be
eligible for financial assistance to carry out repairs,
improvements and adaptations to your property.
Help with Heating and Hot Water
Help is available for home owners for urgent heating and
hot water repairs. We offer Urgent Works grants of up to £1,000 for
people who are on a low income or have certain health conditions
that are made worse by cold. If you need urgent help, please
contact the Care and Repair team.
Please note that we are experiencing high demand for
financial assistance for home repairs. Your details will be added
to a waiting list, and enquiries will be prioritised to ensure we
assist the most urgent cases first.
Sector Housing Financial Assistance Policy for home repairs (PDF,
1.07MB). sets out how we will support our four main priorities:
improving health for vulnerable people; reducing fuel poverty;
enabling people with disabilities to live independently, and
bringing empty homes back into use.
The main type of financial assistance we offer for owner
occupiers is Safe and Warm Assistance, which is a loan of up
to £10,000 for essential home repairs.
Homes Assistance loan of up to £10,000 is available for owners
to carry out repairs to empty homes so that they can be brought
back into use.
A Landlord Accreditation
Assistance grant of up to £1,500 is available for
accredited landlords to repair or improve their properties.
Home Adaptations for People with Disabilities
Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs) are available. To find out
please visit the Disabled Facilities
We also offer Disability Relocation
Assistance for people needing to move home because their home
can't be adapted.
For people who can't afford their means-tested contribution
the cost of the works exceeds the maximum grant, we offer Additional Disabled Facilities Assistance.