Improving your home
Disabled Facilities Grant
Rushcliffe Borough Council provides Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) to help towards the cost of adaptations and facilities which enable a disabled person (of any age) to access and live independently in their property. The first step to obtaining a DFG is to contact Nottinghamshire County Council who will arrange for an Occupational Therapist to visit you and carry out an assessment.
You can find more information about this on Nottinghamshire County Council's link to webpage on NCC .
You can read more about the grant in the Disabled Facilities Grant Policy 2015-17.
Handyperson Preventative Adaptation Service
If you are over 60 or you have a disability and live in Nottinghamshire, the Handy Person Adaptations Service (HPAS) can help you to maintain your home and stay safe.
If you are over 60 or you have a disability and live in Nottinghamshire, the Handy Person Adaptations Service (HPAS) can help you to maintain your home and stay safe. It doesn’t matter whether you own or rent your home.
The type of jobs they can help with range from fitting hand rails and half steps, to changing light bulbs, fitting door locks and putting up shelves. Often, very small jobs such as fixing a loose carpet or installing a handrail can prevent somebody having a serious fall.
If you own your home or rent from a private landlord, HPAS can also fit small adaptations to help you to remain living independently. These include:
- Grab rails
- Stair rails
- Half steps
- Exterior hand rails
If you rent from a housing association, you should contact them about adaptations. There is a limit of £250 worth of equipment per household. This service will cost you £15. Please note: adaptations cannot be fitted into houses that are rented from the Council or a housing association.
You can use the HPAS service up to once every three months, and you can have up to four hours work done. Each visit costs £15, and you have the reassurance that all traders are registered with the Buy with Confidence scheme. HPAS cannot do gardening, decorating or any job that requires a specialist skill.
Visit the Adaptations and practical work part of the Notts County Council for more information.