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Hi, my name is Susan. Are there grants available that could help me get a stairlift?

susanselby702022 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
I receive enhanced PIP. I live in a house which I love and I don’t want to move however I’m starting to really struggle with the stairs. Are their grants available please that could help me get possibly a stair lift installed. 


  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,883 Disability Gamechanger
    Good Morning @susanselby702022
    Welcome to Scope, I’m sure other members will advise although I’m sure there’s a grant from your local authority called the ‘Disabled Facilities Grant’. There are exclusions and exceptions like most things although I have recently read up on someone getting a downstairs wet room put in with this grant. It may be worth taking a look.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,871 Disability Gamechanger
    The first thing you need to do is refer yourself for a needs assessment. You can do that here. https://www.gov.uk/apply-needs-assessment-social-services Once it's done your Local Authority will be incontact with you. There maybe a waiting list so do be aware of that.
    If you're renting your home then you will need permision from your landlord before any adaptions can take place.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.


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