Aspire Housing does not fund major adaptations. If, following an assessment the OT identifies that a customer needs adaptations works which will cost over £1,350 and they meet the correct criteria, they can be referred to the local social care and health team for DFG (Disabled Facilities Grant) funding. A DFG is means tested and recommendation for major adaptations is made according to assessed level of need. It should be noted that DFG funding may be limited and waiting lists may be in place.
If a customer wishes to access a private occupational therapist and/or fund the adaptations recommended themselves, or chooses to apply directly to social care and health for a DFG, permission will be required from Aspire Housing to carry out any alterations to the property.
Some adaptations may be subject to an ongoing service or maintenance charge and this will usually be discussed and agreed with customers as a part of the overall DFG process.
To apply or for further advice and guidance, please contact us.