Financial assistance for home repairs and adaptations

If you are over state pension age or disabled, our Care and Repair service can provide you with information about funding for home repairs and adaptations. This includes charities, loans, grants and using your own money. Care & Repair can help you with identifying possible funding options through to organising the building works for you.

Home adaptations for people with disabilities

The Orbitas Handyperson Service is a good source of help for small adaptations such as grab rails, handrails and key safes.

For help with larger adaptations such as stair lifts, walk-in showers and ramps, a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) is available. To find out more about these grants, visit the Disabled Facilities Grants page.

The Independent Living Loan can be used to top up the Disabled Facilities Grant.

We offer a Disability Relocation Grant for disabled people needing to move a more suitable home.

Help with heating and hot water

Our Green Homes Grant scheme is a good way of making your home warm and reducing your fuel bills. Grants of up to £10,000 for homeowners and £5,000 for private landlords are available. 

An Affordable Warmth Grant of up to £2,000 is available for low income homeowners and people who are vulnerable to cold.

The ECO Flexibility Scheme is another good source of help if you have a low income and your home is hard to heat or you are vulnerable to cold.  

There are some external grant schemes available for people on low incomes and/or with certain health problems. Contact the Save Energy Advice Line on 0800 043 0151 or Care and Repair for more information.

Home repairs

The Home Repairs and Adaptations: Financial Assistance Policy 2021-2026 (PDF, 410KB) sets out how we will support low income households to repair and adapt their homes. 

We currently have very high demand for help with home repairs, and are operating a waiting list.

Homeowners can apply for a Healthy Homes Loan of up to £15,000 for essential home repairs. 

If you own an empty property, an Empty Homes Loan of up to £20,000 is available to bring properties back into use.

Contact us

housingoptions@cheshireeast.gov.uk

0300 123 5017

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