Grants are available for the adaptation of a dwelling to make it suitable for occupation by a registered disabled person or qualifying member of their family.
Please note: If you are a Council or housing association tenant, the process is slightly different so please view the Adaptations to Your Home page.
Examples of works include:
The maximum grant is £30,000. It is means tested in relation to your income and savings, so you may be required to pay a contribution towards the cost of any works. Your contribution will be calculated in advance of the application being processed so you can decide whether you wish to proceed.
If the Disabled Facility Grant awarded is in excess of £5000, then a local land charge may be recorded against your home. The value of the charge will be the equivalent of every £1 over £5000 awarded up to a minimum of £10,000. For example, if the Disabled Facility Grant awarded was £7500.00, the land charge would be £2500.00. If you home is sold within 10 years of the grant eligible works being completed, the council may require the repayment of the charge (subject to certain terms and conditions).
As a first step, you will need to have a professional assessment of your needs by an Occupational Therapist from West Sussex County Council. If they recommend an adaptation, your details will be sent to the Private Sector Housing Team at the Council, who will contact you to discuss what happens next.
To contact the Occupational Therapists, please see the details at the bottom of this page.
See more information about the application process .
West Sussex Occupational Therapy Team
Independent Living Service
Thomas Bennett Community College
Tel: 01243 642121
Email: Occupational Therapy
Private Sector Housing
West Sussex RH10 1UZ