Disabled Facilities Grants and Adaptations


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Disabled Facilities Grants can be obtained from councils to help adapt homes to make them safe and accessible for disabled people and their families.  The rights derives from Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 and is a right very similar to that in England.

Adaptations can also be provided under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.

A brief guide (Housing for Disabled Children and Families (2012)) on the right in Wales can be accessed by clicking here.

For a paper in the Rhydian on-line Journal by Ann James and Luke Clements concerning ‘Disabled Facilities Grants in Wales: the legality of charging families for home adaptations to accommodate the needs of disabled young people’ (Volume 2 pp. 5-11) click here.