Disabled facilities grants (DFGs) can be requested to help meet the cost of providing adaptations to enable people with disabilities to access their home and the facilities within it. DFGs can be assessed by people who own their own home and private tenants.

Adaptation works carried out through DFGs in Merton may include external ramping to entrance doors, stairlifts, level access showers and automatic toilets. An assessment must be made by a qualified Occupational Therapist to decide if any adaptations are required and what works are necessary to meet the needs of the person with disabilities.

The DFG is subject to a financial test of resources, which calculates your contribution towards the cost of any grant eligible works.

How to apply

To request an OT assessment and start the DFG application process, please contact:

Occupational Therapy Service
Civic Centre
London Road

Email: ssotduty@merton.gov.uk available 9am - 5pm

Telephone 020 8545 4477 / 4428 

Mon to Fri 9:30am to 12:30pm (no facility to leave messages)

Fax: 020 8545 4192

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