Irwell Valley contributes to all adaptations carried out by the local authority.
If you or a family member are experiencing difficulties in maintaining your independence in your home, then you need to contact your local authority to apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant. This is financial help towards the cost of adapting your home or providing facilities to help the disabled person live independently within your home.
How do I apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant?
You will need to apply to your local Equipment and Adaptations Service before you apply for a grant. They will liaise with an Occupational Therapist (OT) who will contact you to arrange to carry out an assessment to determine your needs.
Once the OT assessment has been completed, the OT will make recommendations to your Local Adaptation Service Department. They will arrange for a Grant Officer to visit your home to assess your financial circumstances by carrying out a test on your financial resources (except for applications for children). If your application is approved, the Equipment and Adaptations Team will contact you and inform you of the likely waiting period.
To apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant please contact the following Local Authorities:
|Bolton||Independent Living Services 01204 337020 or 01204 337900|
|Bury||The Disability Team on 0161 253 5151|
|Manchester||Equipment and Adaptations Partnership on 0161 234 5001|
|Salford||Adult Social Care on 0161 607 8200|
|Stockport||Home Repairs & Adaptations on 0161 217 6029|
|Tameside||Adult Social Care on 0161 342 2400|
|Trafford||Equipment & Adaptations Advice Line on 0845 299 0798|
If you have any queries on how to apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant or wish to request a minor adaptations such as grab rails, stair rails, flashing doorbells etc then please contact Eric Earnshaw on 0161 610 4610