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.

Home Repairs

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.

The Private 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.

An Empty 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 more about DFGs , please visit the Disabled Facilities Grants page.

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 towards a DFG , or the cost of the works exceeds the maximum grant, we offer Additional Disabled Facilities Assistance.

Contact us

0300 123 5017

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