This assistance is for any person in hospital whose discharge is delayed due to the condition of their permanent home.  The assistance may fund urgent adaptations that allow access in and around the person's home for example by providing a stair lift or ramp.  Other minor works which are needed to facilitate their discharge from hospital will also be considered e.g. one off clearance of hoarded properties and works to heating systems.  The maximum available grant is £10,000 and must be repaid if the property is owner occupied and sold within 10 years of completion of the work (the repayment amount reduces by 10% for each complete year).

Applications must be supported by a referral from an Occupational Therapist or other suitably qualified professional confirming the urgent works that are required to the home to enable discharge.

Please contact the private sector housing team for further information