Private Sector Housing
Bassetlaw District Council has funding available to help the
disabled within the community to carry out adaptations to their
homes. Works carried out under these schemes are designed to
support people managing disability and to enable them to remain in
community. These grants may be means tested.
Mandatory Disabled Facilities Grant
The Occupational Therapy Team, Nottinghamshire County Council
will assess what adaptations best suit your needs and will advise
us of the mandatory works that are necessary for you to remain in
your own home. The disabled facilities
The grant is means tested, and is based on the disabled person’s
Who Can Apply
Certain tenants, owner-occupiers or landlords acting on the
behalf of a disabled person may make an application.
Conditions apply which may require repayment of the loan if the
property is sold.
Non-Mandatory Disabled Facilities Assistance
This is discretionary and may be available to help meet the cost
of adaptations that do not meet the criteria for a mandatory
disabled facilities grant. It could also be offered to help meet
the cost of moving to a more suitable home where the adaptations of
the existing dwelling cannot be considered appropriate.
This grant is means tested and is based on the disabled person’s
financial circumstances. Conditions of future occupation do apply
and repayment may be demanded in the event of the conditions being
breached. Disabled Facilities Assistance.
Who Can Apply
Owner-occupiers or landlords acting on the behalf of a disabled
person may make an application. Certain tenants may also make an
The Council offer an Agency Service to all eligible
This is a full professional service helping with the completion
of forms, obtaining all necessary quotations, approving the grants
and supervising the works.
A Non-Repayable fee is charged, but this
is included as part of the grant.
Handy Person and
Adaptation Service (HPAS)
Bassetlaw District Council’s preventative
adaptations service (PAS) has joined with the Handy Person
Adaptation service to give residents access to a broader range of
PAS offered people aged over 60 quick access
to minor adaptations, such as grab rails, for a small fee of
£15. The new HPAS service offers minor adaptations free of
charge, plus access to a handy person type jobs such as changing a
light bulb, putting up a shelf or fixing a dripping tap. These
handy person jobs cost £10 for up to 4 hours work, together with
the cost of any materials used. The work is carried out by local
traders who have been vetted by Trading Standards.
HPAS is provided jointly by Bassetlaw District
Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and the Primary Care
Trust. The scheme currently operates in Bassetlaw, Mansfield,
Newark & Sherwood and Ashfield districts.
For further information or to apply for minor
adaptation or handy person service, please call the scheme
coordinators on 0300 500 8080 or
Telephone: 01909 533161
or write to us at:
Private Sector Housing Team
Bassetlaw District Council
Last Updated - 05/11/2012