How to Afford Home Adapting For Accessibility

How to Afford Home Adapting For Accessibility

A disability, health condition or old age canmakeeven your home a difficult place to fit in. To achieve better accessibility without having to struggle to go around your own home. You have the right to have a home assessment by the local authority of your house. You may contact the local social service department or local trust to get it done.

If you are worried about how hard the expenses of installing equipment around your home will hit you, do not fear. We have this guide for you:

  • If you need major revamping of your house such as widening the doorways, a shower room downstairs or lowering the kitchen tops for better access the cost could be substantial.
  • The minor adaptations can be installing hand rails around the house, or getting lever taps fitted.

For availing these upgrades, you can apply for the Disabled Facilities Grant, provided the local authorities are satisfied with the inspection by an occupational therapist. For assigning any grants amount, your will have to be means- tested, which means any income and savings that you already have should be declared. The only exception for getting the grants for children under seventeen years of age.

If the idea of pursuing the funding, planning and pursuing the necessary departments for the grant worries you, you can employ the help of Home Improvement Agencies. They can get you the best quotes, drawing up plans and advising.

Sometimes the local authorities may deny the grant for various reasons, but that does not mean you have to stop trying to make your home livable for your, or your family’s disability. There are great financing options available through various sites. Do check out this link if you are in need of financing advice at

Once you do achieve the goal of bettering your home, do not let the adaptations push the property in a higher tax band. Your disability entitles you to tax reduction under ‘Disabled Band Reduction Scheme’.

Travis Jensen

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