Disabled facilities grants (DFGs) can be requested to help meet the cost of providing facilities and adaptations enabling people with disabilities to access their home and the facilities within it. DFGs are available to private tenants and people who own their own home.
Adaptation works carried out through DFGs in Merton include external ramping to entrance doors, stairlifts, level access showers and automatic toilets. An assessment must be made by a qualified Occupational Therapist to decide what works are required to meet the needs of the person with disabilities.
The DFG is subject to a financial test of resources, which calculates your contribution towards the cost of any grant eligible works.
How to apply
To request an OT assessment and start the DFG application process, please contact:
Occupational Therapy Service
Telephone 020 8545 4428 / 4477
Mon to Fri 9:30am to 3:00pm ( closed 12:30pm to 1:30pm )
An answerphone will take your calls at all other times
Fax: 020 8545 4192