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 are available to people who own their own home and private tenants.

Adaptation works carried out through DFGs in Merton 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 what works are required 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

Telephone 020 8545 4428 / 4477

Mon to Fri 9:30am to 12:30pm ( closed 12:30pm to 1:30pm )

Fax: 020 8545 4192

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