There are a number of grants available for individuals in the UK who are disabled to support the costs for adaptations and facilities in the home, including bathroom and shower adaptations.
If you are looking to improve your current bathroom by investing in a walk-in bath, walk-in shower or wet room, it is best to understand what financial support is available to you, as well as the application process, as applications can take up to several months to process.
Disabled Facilities Grants
You are eligible to apply for a Disabled Facility Grant if you, or someone you are living with in your property, are disabled. You must also own the property or be a tenant, and intend on living in the property for at least five years.
This grant doesn’t affect any benefits you get, and can allow you to widen doors or install ramps, improve access and facilities – such as a stairlift or downstairs bathroom, and provide a heating system that is more suitable to your individual health care needs.
The grant amount that you will be eligible for depends on your household income and savings, it is possible that you may need to pay towards the cost of any work carried out on the property. Applications are organised by your local council, find your local council’s website here to apply today.
Foundations is a national body for Home Improvement Agencies (HIA). As part of the HIA, Foundations help disabled homeowners improve, repair and adapt their homes to continue living safely and independently.
Foundations help to support individuals find the specific support they need in order to make their home more accessible to their unique lifestyle. The Home Improvement Agencies are able to assist by drawing up schedules of work, organising plans from suppliers and builders, clarify what types of assistance you are eligible to receive, and help to make your home more energy-efficient.
To find out how Foundations can help you, visit their website.
Other organisations and charities
There are many organisations and charities that can assist with finding the most suitable economic solution for you. Turn2us and Charity Choice are two great websites that offer specific advice on many grants, benefits and funds that are available to aid disabled individuals.
Turn2us specialise in helping people gain access to charitable grants, benefits, and support services during financial hardship. Depending on your personal contact preferences, they are available online, on the phone or in person. An online tool makes it easy to search through their featured list of national grants, so you can find the best solution for you.
Charity Choice is an online directory including over 160,000 UK charities, so it is simply for you to find out everything you need to know about any charities you may be interested in. Their reports provide an insight into how the charity is run and how each charity spends its income, meaning you can be confident that you’re finding the right support for you and your family.
We understand that your needs are unique, so your bathroom solution should be to. As your bathroom will be built to suit your personal needs and preferences, the charity or organisation you choose to support you should adhere to these specifications too.
No matter your situation, if you find the same product and service level at a lower price, we’ll be happy to match it as part of our price promise. We also offer a free home visit with one of our professional consultants, so you can find the right choice for you and your home. You can also discover our disabled wet rooms page for more information on this and the benefits one can bring you.