Disabled Home Adaptations

6. ‘Mandatory Grants’

Most changes to a building are covered by a ‘mandatory grant’. This means that the council must give you a grant as long as you have been assessed as having a ‘priority need’. Mandatory grants allow for up to 80% funding of the total cost of any alteration. Any grant level above 80% is calculated on a means tested basis.

The scheme also aims to encourage home-owners to take more responsibility for the state of their homes, to make sure private housing in Scotland is kept in a decent state of repair.