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Housing grants

Mandatory Disabled Facilities grant (DFG)

A disabled facilities grant (DFG) is a means-tested grant to help with the cost of home adaptations.

Cotswold District Council works with Gloucestershire County Council to provide DFGs to residents who have been assessed by an occupational therapist and are eligible for help.

To find out more about DFGs and how to apply, visit

Grant assistance is available to give the disabled person more independence in and around their home and access to essential facilities. A grant up to £30,000 can be given. Adaptations range from ramps, stair lifts and replacing a bath with a shower to building a ground floor bathroom extension.

What is a disabled facilities grant?

Council and housing association tenants

If you’re a Council or housing association tenant who needs minor adaptations such as grab rails you can request this work directly from you landlord.

Steps to request a Disability Facilities Grant 

Step 1: Contact relevant Social Services helpdesk below to set up a visit and assessment by an Occupational Therapist 

Grant assistance can only be considered once the council has received a referral from an Occupational Therapist so the first step to making a grant application is to phone the relevant helpdesk below and set up an Occupational Therapist assessment to see if they think adaptations would be necessary to meet the disabled person’s needs.

Helpdesk Telephone Email and website
Adult Social Care 01452 426868              Email: Adult Social Care team 
Website: Gloucestershire council social care
Children and families for disabled children up to 19 years  01452 426565 Email: Children's helpdesk
Website: Gloucestershire council social care

Step 2: The Occupational Therapist will send the council a referral if they think adaptations are required to meet the medical needs of the disabled person 

Step 3: The Grant officer will contact the applicant to start the application process

For more information please:

Discretionary grants

Warm and well grant

Warm and Well is managed by Severn Wye Energy Agency for the six Local Authorities in Gloucester. The Ecoflex scheme under Warm and Well is available to private tenants and home owners and:

  • aims to reduce fuel poverty and associated health problems and improve energy efficiency in the home
  • offers grants for insulation, boilers and heating
  • offers the Renewable Energy Incentive which include health issues related to damp and cold
  • offers advice on reducing debt and increasing income

To find out if you are eligible, please:

For more information please:

If you have any questions, please:

Relocation grant

In some cases if adaptations are too costly or not feasible, we may need to consider rehousing to a more suitable property. There is a discretionary grant available from the council that could help with relocation costs and/or purchasing costs of a new property. For more information about rehousing to a housing association property, please:

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