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Stairlifts Grants - How To Find Funding for a Stair lift

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Funding Advice for Stairlifts Contact us for grants help or 0% APR stairlift deals.

Stairlifts Grants are still available in the UK, if you know how to go about accessing that funding. A lot of individuals over the last 15 years have benefitted from our assistance with getting a grant to help them with the cost of a stair lift.

Sources of finance for a lift, different from the council, could be accessed via our office. And to make everything more budget-friendly, if you are not eligible for a council one, you might still protect yourself and get that much needed safety on the stairs, at a surprisingly low monthly cost, by picking a 0 % APR interest stairlift. Contact the stairlifts doctor to find out the facts by going to the website http://www.stairliftsdoctor.co.uk

Stair lifts Prices

We would require you to let us know what the stairs are like before we could provide you a much better estimation of the expenses involved. Nonetheless a rough idea for a straight stairlift is from £ 995 for a refurbished design, to approximately around £ 2,000 for a brand-new straight model with added electric swivel. A curved stair type would need a lift beginning at around £2,650 for a reconditioned design up to several thousand more for a multi-floor lift. The appropriate lift for you or your family member is the major focus for us, so you may need a platform lift, or even a residential elevator depending upon the individual's particular requirements.

Disability Grants For Bathrooms

A DFG Grant (likewise called the Disabled Facilities Grant) is the major source of financing that people hope to obtain from their council, to enable them to proceed with going upstairs to their bathroom.

A bed could be relocated downstairs quite easily with two strong people, however washing and bath time facilities cannot be relocated downstairs without some degree of plumbing and building works. Typically we get a call enquiring about access to their bathroom upstairs. The options are to have a stair lift installed, which would allow the individual to still use their whole home. A downstairs walk-in bath, shower or wet-room could be put in as an alternative. Bathroom adjustments generally cost many thousands of pounds and are only granted with council permission if they are regarded as being essential to the grants applicant.

In summary if the council thinks that a stairlift would certainly be a more economical method, rather than paying for the building of a brand-new bathroom downstairs, and it still meets the applicants needs then the cheaper option of a Stairlift would be granted funding, whether part-funded or fully funded would depend on your household income and assets.

The best ways to obtain a Handicapped Facilities Grant

The Social Services division of your regional council, can be contacted by calling your Local Authority Social Services Office. They will arrange an Occupational Therapy assessment which is the physical needs assessment, one of the primary steps to applying for financial help with stair lifts.

Eligibility for disabled adaptations to gain access upstairs

These grants are just right for a person that is genuinely disabled, and has lower income and savings of six thousand pounds or less. Also if you have more than this, it might be worth your while getting assessed. This is a grant based on physical and financial need, so your partner, or whoever lives with you in the home will certainly need to submit a record of their income and assets too. Why not discover the costs from us, by phoning our stair lift grants helpline on 0800 007 5050

Notes on Applying for a Stairlift Grant

You need to intend on living in the home for a minimum of 5 years, or else you would have to pay back the funds to the same local council.
According to press reports the average local council is likely to have a restricted spending plan for grants adaptations so you might not get approved for up to 18 months or so after submission. The only deadline on the councils is to make some kind of reply to your application within 6 months and it is a postcode lottery as to exactly how fast your council is in responding to applications.
Appealing against a decision is feasible with the very same council, that you made your application with, yet in the majority of cases that we have seen, the stairlift grant must be added to by the person applying. If you have reduced funds you could be amazed at the things that could still be done by emailing Dr. Neil Stirling MB ChB at doctorstirling@stairliftsdoctor.co.uk and highlighting your email with the subject title "Stairlift Grant Advice."

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