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 Repairs
Help is available for home owners with urgent heating 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. To find out more, please contact the Care & 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 & Warm
Assistance, which is a loan of up to £10,000 for essential home
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
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
, or the cost of the
works exceeds the maximum grant, we offer Additional Disabled Facilities Assistance.
For further information, please contact the Private Sector Housing team.