The long wait for a home

19 April 2015

Thousands of disabled people are stuck for years living in homes that are damaging to their health and their dignity as councils fail to provide the help they need.

Anyone who is disabled and requires essential adaptations to give them freedom of movement into and around their home can apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG).

Every year, almost 2,500 disabled people wait over a year to get this vital funding to make their homes accessible.