These grants are available for the adaptation of a dwelling to enable it to be occupied by a registered disabled resident or qualifying member of their family. Grants will normally be provided following close consultation with the applicant's Occupational Therapists from West Sussex County Council’s Social and Caring Services.
If you rent your house from Crawley Borough Council please view the Adaptations to Your Home page .
The maximum Disabled Facility Grant is £30,000 as of 22nd May 2008. It is means tested in relation to your income and capital, so you may have to pay a contribution towards the cost of any works.
As a first step, you will need to have a professional assessment of your needs by an Occupational Therapist from Social & Caring Services after which, if appropriate, an adaptation may be identified.
Please contact the Occupational Therapy Team:
Crawley BC has adopted the power to register a Land Charge in respect of Disabled Facility Grants. This power was provided by central government within Disabled Facilities Grant (Conditions relating to the approval or payment of Grant) General Consent 2008 . Under this General Consent Order, the council can request repayment of such part of the grant that exceeds £5000. However, the local land charge can not exceed a maximum of £10,000.
The Disabled Facility Grant will cover Ancillary Charges for services such as Architects & Surveyors where the recommended adaptations from the Occupational Therapist warrant their involvement. The grant will only cover Ancillary Charges that are reasonable and reflect the value of the work carried out.
If you are thinking of adapting your home and are not entitled to a Disabled Facility Grant, we can still help you with your plans and refer to other agencies that assist in getting quotes for your project and potentially alternative sources of finance such as benevolent funds.
West Sussex Occupational Therapy Team
Independent Living Service
West Sussex County Council
Thomas Bennett Community College
Tel: (01293) 895100
Email: Occupational Therapy
Grant and Loan Information
Disability Facilities Grant – Find out more
(01293) 438418 or
Private Sector Housing
West Sussex RH10 1UZ