Care and Repair Services
Care and Repair in West Northamptonshire are not-for-profit organisations dedicated to helping older people, people with disabilities, children and vulnerable people to live in safety and with dignity in the comfort of their own homes.
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Care and Repair Daventry District is dedicated to helping older people, people with disabilities, children and vulnerable people to live in safety and with dignity in the comfort of their own homes.
Our friendly team can:
- offer advice on home adaptations
- assist customers in accessing grants to enable delivery of required adaptations
The support we offer
Our caseworkers offer practical advice, guidance and potential solutions to people who need adaptations to their homes.
We aim to take the hard work and hassle out of home adaptations.
- arrange for a member of our friendly team to visit/call you to discuss and assess your needs
- advise on any grants and funding that might be available and help you navigate the necessary paperwork
- assist you by obtaining competitive estimates and architectural drawings for the work from trusted and vetted contractors
- work with contractors, Occupational Therapists, and other organisations on your behalf to take the stresses and strains out of completing your home adaptations
- keep you fully informed and involved throughout the process, right through to completion of your works
- arrange for the work to take place at a time to suit you
- make sure the work is completed to everyone's satisfaction before arranging payment to the contractor
Improving homes and lives
Care and Repair Daventry District can help with a range of adaptions, including:
- installation of level access showers and bathroom solutions
- access solutions, such as ramps, handrails, stair lifts, hoists, the widening of doors, and driveway and parking solutions
- conversions including ground floor bathroom and bedroom adaptions and garage conversions to ground floor extensions
Disabled Facilities Grants
Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs) can provide up to £30,000 to help people with a disability pay for a range of necessary improvements and adaptations to their home. The amount awarded is also subject to confirmation of the assessed needs of the disabled person by a suitably qualified professional.
To apply for a DFG you or someone living in the property must be disabled. A disabled person under the age of 18 is entitled to the maximum £30,000, but if you are 18 or over the amount you can apply for will depend on your income and savings.
You are eligible to apply for a DFG if you are in receipt of a Means-tested benefit. If not, you may still be eligible but you will need to complete a ‘Test of Resources’ form (a financial assessment) to determine your eligibility.
It is our policy that residents cannot apply for a DFG and be registered to a housing waiting list. Therefore, if someone is on the housing waiting list we will not be able to proceed with the application.
Type of work considered
The grants can fund a wide range of projects including:
- widening of doorways
- internal alterations
- access works, level threshold doorways
- stairlifts, hoists, step-lifts, through floor lifts
- level access shower (wet-rooms)
- ground floor bathroom or bedroom adaptations
- driveway and parking solutions and more
Complete our online form
For more information or to find out if you are eligible for a Disabled Facilities Grant, fill out the form below:
Alternatively, you can:
In partnership with Care and Repair Northamptonshire, we are offering free home repairs to older, disabled, and vulnerable people. The scheme is available to homeowners and tenants whose household income is less than £16,000. If you are a private tenant, you may still get help for works that are not the landlord's responsibility.
You may be eligible if one or more of the following criteria apply to you:
- suffer from a long-term chronic illness or have a physical disability
- are identified by a hospital as needing urgent minor adaptations or services to facilitate discharge
- risk further injury or illness without essential minor works or services
- are 65 or over
- have not used the Home Safe Scheme before
A Home Safety Check, undertaken by Care and Repair, which will identify works that can be supported, these may include:
- essential minor repairs and adaptations
- low-cost energy efficiency measures
- gas safety checks
- fitting of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
- trip reduction measures
- installation of grab and stair rails
Last updated 01 November 2023