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 your contribution has been assessed as between £5,000 and £10,000, all or part of that cost can be registered as a debt against your property and recovered as and when you sell the property (at a later date).
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
(01293) 438418 or
Private Sector Housing
West Sussex RH10 1UZ