While the idea of a stairlift is one that many seniors love, the cost associated is a common worry. Often, seniors find themselves not being able to afford stairlifts. However, there are various grants and financing options available to you if this is the case for you.
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Types of Grants available
If you are looking for a stairlift grant, various options are available, including a disabled facilities grant by the government or private charities. Below, we’ve explained them in a little more detail so that you can get a better understanding of your available options.
Disabled Facilities Grant
The government’s official grant that you can receive is called the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG).
This grant can award you with up to £30,000 to make alterations to your home. However, usually, this is not going to be less, depending on what type of alteration you need and your household income. So do not expect the maximum when you are given this grant.
You can apply for the DFG through your local council. However, to apply, you must have two written quotes from stairlift companies in your local area.
Here at UK Mobility Stairlifts, we serve the local area and offer various types of stairlifts. Additionally, we can also offer you a free no-obligation quote. To request one, contact us using the phone number below, and let us know that you want the quote written.
020 3984 7692
The second way you can get a grant for a stairlift is through private charities. Various foundations and organizations help seniors in the UK pay for their stairlift. You may find it easier to be eligible for these charities by getting a referral to them.
We have listed some of them below.
- The ACT Foundation
- Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institutions (RABI)
- Turn2us resource
- The Glasspool Trust
- Independence at Home
How much does a stairlift cost?
As there are various types of stairlifts, the costs can vary. The average in the UK is around £4,000. However, your cost could vary heavily depending on the type that is needed for you and your home.
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How To Check Whether You Are Eligible For a Grant
For the Disabled facilities grant, the requirements for the applying person are:
- They must own the property or be a tenant
- They must be disabled
- They must intend to live in the same property for the entire grant property.
- The council must also agree that the work is necessary, appropriate and reasonable.
However, if, for whatever reason, you are not eligible for the government grant, you may still be able to get a private grant from a charity. To check whether you are eligible for them, you must get in touch with the charities privately.
Get a Free No-Obligation Quote Today
If you are looking to get a grant, it’s important to know how much money you need for your stairlift. We can provide you with a no-obligation quote so that you can use it when applying. Just contact us using the number below and let us know that you want the quote written out.