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Apply for a grant to help with moving costs

If you are disabled, we can give you a grant to help you move to a more suitable home.

If you are eligible for the disabled facilities grant but your property is not able to be adapted to meet your needs, you can apply for a grant to help move into a home which is more suitable. 

Maximum grant amount available £6,000.

The grant is intended to help with the cost of moving and not the capital cost of purchasing a new property.

What this grant can fund

This grant is to help a disabled person move into a decent home which is already suitable or which is capable of being easily adapted to meet their needs. Or to help someone who is over the age of 65 and living in non-decent accommodation to sell their home and move into a decent home which is an appropriate size to meet their needs. 

The grant will cover the full cost of:

  • legal fees
  • estate agents fees
  • stamp duty
  • removal costs up to a maximum of £6,000

It will remain the applicant’s responsibility to find suitable alternative accommodation. The Council is unable to provide this service.

For full information on the grant and conditions, please read the Housing Assistance Policy.

How to apply

To make an enquiry or to start the grant application process email: grantsandloans@lewisham.gov.uk or call our Private Sector Housing Agency on 020 8314 6622.

To find out if a disabled person is eligible for a visit and assessment by an Occupational Therapist, contact the Community Occupational Therapy service direct on telephone 020 8314 7777.

Before the Council can decide whether to approve or refuse a housing assistance application, the applicant must submit a valid application. A valid application will consist of completing and submitting the following documents:

  • an application form
  • an owner-occupation certificate or tenants certificate
  • proof of ownership from the owner or landlord
  • proof of earnings or benefits
  • if the applicant is a tenant, written confirmation from the owner that they agree to the work being carried out
  • two quotations from legitimate building contractors
  • details of any professional fees and/or other ancillary charges

If the applicant has a long term serious illness, the Council may require a medical report from the applicant’s GP or consultant. Where necessary, the applicant may be required to submit further supporting documentation or information to help the Council reach a decision.

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Housing Assistance Team

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