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hi,
was wondering if anyone knows where we can get help funding an extension to our home, our daughter grace has aspergers, adhd and a chronic sleeping disorder and we have been advised to extend so he can have her own room, totally unable to fund ourselves as my husband has just lost his job,

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Hi, We were told by our OT that if we want to do anything in our house, then we should contact the Access Team and ask a refferal for their Occupational Therapist. If its for Children it doesnt' mean how much is your income, whether you can or can't afford it yourself.

Hope it helps Smile I've got one number for them, don't know whether it's for our region or for everyone.. Would you like it? They might at least guide you to a right direction.
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Hi, you need to contact specialist housing department in your local social services office. Children with disabilities are entitled to a dfg (disabled facilities grant) to help adapt living space, this is not means tested. Good luck
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yes lukes mummy is quite right i contacted the childrens disability team at my local social services offices and requested an assessment, they sent an OT from the department round and he agreed that my son would benefit from a downstairs bedroom and bathroom. 2 surveyors from the council then visited us to see how the cheapest way they could achieve this. 2 plans were then submitted to panel one for an extension to the existing building containing both rooms and another for chopping my kitchen in half to create a space for a shower room, then to put a small extention on the outside to house a bedroom. waiting for the outcome.
I never thought it would happen to me.
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Im a technical officer working in DFGs for a local authority, parents of disabled children are not means tested, but if the cost of the work is more than the maximum grant i.e £30000 you will have to pay the excess, although our children & families dept paid some of a families contribution. A charge can be put on the property, if you sell the house within say 5 years you would have to pay some of the grant back. When I design extensions, I always look at the exisiting property to see if there is enough space to put some of the adaptation in the building, to save money for the LA & the client.

Tess


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