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Sunday , February , 25 2018

Housing Grants

Disabled Facilities Grants

Are available to adapt dwellings to meet the needs of disabled occupants. These cover the cost of items such as stairlifts; level access showers; ramps and ground floor extensions for bedrooms.

As an empty property owner, you may qualify for financial assistance and tax breaks for returning the empty property back into occupation. Please contact us for more information. 

Disabled Facilities Grant

These grants are made available by Carlisle City Council to ensure that, wherever possible, care and support is provided to disabled people to remain and be cared for in their own homes.

Financial assistance up to £30,000 is available to provide aids and adaptations, so that people who need help to gain better access to, or within their home, can maintain their independence for as long as possible.

Items which can be included are stairlifts; level access showers; ramps; ground floor extensions for bedrooms / en-suite shower rooms etc.

Means testing applies in certain cases, but this excludes aids and adaptations for children and those receiving:

  • Income Support
  • Guaranteed Pension Credit.
  • Income based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Employment Support Allowance (Income Based)
  • Housing Benefit
  • Child Tax Credit or Working Tax Credit (Household Income Below £15,050).
  • Elements of Universal Credit

Carlisle City Council will only deal with an enquiry for a Disabled Facilities Grant once they receive a referral from an Occupational Therapist, so please contact them first at Cumbria County Council Adult Social Care on 01228 221590.


Discretionary Housing Grants for Home Improvements

The City Council's Home Improvement Agency have offers and grants available for heating, repairs, gas safety, boiler servicing and energy efficiency measures, helping you maintain your home and to improve your health and well-being.

You do not have to be in receipt of Welfare Benefit to qualify for our Discretionary Housing Grant . We also make referrals to energy suppliers for eligible residents under the governments Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Scheme.  

 For more information please click here, contact 01228 817111 or email [email protected]

 Contact Details


  01228 817320

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