This assistance enables disabled people who would be eligible for a Mandatory Disabled Facilities Grant to move to more suitable accommodation where it is considered more appropriate than providing funding through a Mandatory Disabled Facilities Grant to adapt their existing home.    This funding of up to £10,000 may be used in conjunction with a Mandatory Disabled Facilities Grant to undertake eligible works to the new property which they must own.

This may include circumstances where the existing accommodation is not reasonably and practicably capable of being adapted to meet the needs of the disabled person.

The funding is subject to the prescribed test of resources applicable to mandatory disabled facilities grants. Where the disabled person is a child, the parents/legal guardians will be means tested.

This funding may only be awarded once and must be repaid in full if the property is sold within 10 years of completion of the purchase.

Please contact the private sector housing team for further information