A-Z of Services

Adaptations, Improvements and Repairs

Adaptations and Improvements

We are able to offer assistance to ensure properties are kept to a suitable standard. This is done through a number of schemes such as Landlord Assistance, Disabled Facilities Grants and Home Repair Assistance

Disabled Facilities Grants

Disabled Facilities Grants are a source of funding towards works that help people remain in their own home through the adaptation of their property. Typical works might be a stairlift to access a first floor bathroom or a level access shower for a person of limited mobility.

Disabled Facilities Grants are available for people with disabilities who require essential adaptations to give better freedom of movement into and around their home and to access essential facilities within it.

All applicants must undergo a financial means test, unless the grant is for a disabled child. This will indicate what, if any, financial contribution must be made.

In order to know if you are eligible, the first step is an assessment of need through the Occupational Therapy Service who act for the County Council. If you are eligible then Care and Repair Worcestershire Agency will help guide you through the process.

The works are limited to what is necessary, we will also consider whether the works are appropriate to the property.

Read full details of the process for applying for a disabled facilities grant

Should you require any further information please contact the Housing Team.

Landlord Assistance

Landlord Assistance is available to a maximum of £1500 to Landlords who have tenants on certain means tested or disability benefits. They can be used for improving the standard of the property. Typically these may be used for ventilation, to prevent damp and  mould for occuring; boilers

Should you require any further information please contact the Housing Team.

Wyre Forest Stair lift Project

Are you struggling when using the stairs in your home? Concerned about falling every time you use them?

WFDC are working in partnership with Stannah Stairlifts and Care & Repair Worcestershire to make the installation of a stairlift in your home quick and efficient. We can help assess what would be best to meet your stairlift needs.

If you are in receipt of any of the following benefits, the stairlift could be funded by WFDC and fitted free of charge:

  • Housing Benefit
  • Working Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit (where income is below £16,190)
  • Guaranteed Pension Credit
  • Income Support
  • Income related ESA (Employment and Support Allowance)
  • Income based JSA (Job Seekers Allowance)
  • Universal Credit

If you would like to check your eligibility, find out more about the project or make an enquiry, contact Care & Repair Worcestershire on 01684 579456 or email crw@fortisliving.com. Care & Repair will assist applicants through all stages of the application process.

Repairs

If your home needs repair and you are a housing association tenant please contact your local housing officer for advice in the first instance.

 

If you live in a privately rented property your landlord or agent should arrange for necessary repairs, if you have requested repairs from your landlord or agent and they have not acted on your request we may be able to help. You must have given your landlord a chance to solve the problem before using this service.

Find out more about Housing Enforcement, Property Standards and Disrepair

Home Owner Repairs

If you own your own home please read more on home repairs for home owners.