Home Adaptations


Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG)

A Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) is a grant that is available to provide essential adaptations to give you better freedom of movement into and around your home and to access essential facilities within it. Where necessary a DFG can also provide the essential facilities themselves.

A full assessment of your needs and your home is carried out in order to determine what adaptation works are required. An Occupational Therapist will assess the need for adapations across all tenures, however for tenants (ie. if your privately renting your home or renting from a Housing Association), the Council's recommendations will be sent to your Landlord for a decision on whether to provide the adaptation.

A Disabled Facilities Grant is awarded when the Council considers that changes to the property are necessary to meet a persons needs, and the work required is reasonable and practicable.

Adaptations might include:

  • Improving access to and from the property
  • Improving access around the property
  • Improving access to a garden or outside space
  • Installation of a stair lift
  • Providing walk-in shower facilities
  • Providing downstairs WC/ bathing facilities
  • Providing or improving a heating system

Applicants will be means tested and may have to contribute towards the cost of any adaptations required. There is no means testing if the adaptation is for a disabled child.

A DFG may cover the cost of a major adaptation in part or whole, up to the grant maximum value of £36,000.

Disabled Facilities Grants are managed by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council's - Housing Renewal & Adaptation Service. Please click here to visit the Council's Website.

Council Tax Reductions

Reductions in Council Tax maybe granted where a disabled person lives in a property which has been adapted to meet their needs.  For discounts, exemptions and tax banding, please visit Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council's webpages HERE

Or call the Council Tax Section on:

Telephone (01639) 686840 (Neath) OR (01639) 763152 (Port Talbot)

Contact information

If you would like more detailed information about Disabled Facilities Grants please contact one of the following teams (by area):

Occupational Therapist Team
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
Social Services, Health & Housing
Llandarcy
NEATH
SA11 3QZ
Tel: 01792 325400

Neath Service Team
Housing Renewal and Adaptation Service
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
Civic Centre
NEATH
SA11 3QZ
Tel: 01639 764648
Email: hras@npt.gov.uk

Port Talbot Service Team
Housing Renewal and Adaptation Service
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
Civic Centre
PORT TALBOT
SA13 1PJ
Tel: 01639 763136
Email: hras@npt.gov.uk

Pontardawe Service Team
Housing Renewal and Adaptation Service
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
One Stop Shop
Holly Street
PONTARDAWE
SA8 4ET
Tel: 01792 860719
Email: hras@npt.gov.uk

Gov.uk - Disabled Facilities Grants

Care and Repair

Age Cymru

Wales NHS Direct