In this section
Section highlightThe People’s NHS Part of an initiative to engage the public in creating a safe and sustainable health service for the future.
Spreading the word »Action on the ground to increase learning materials in the medium of Welsh.Learn more »
First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
People from across Wales with an interest in the Welsh language are being asked to take action on its future in a national online conversation.
- Local Government Democracy Bill approved
- Minister welcomes report which could change shape and structure of education delivery in Wales for the better
- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
In this section
- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Housing and community
- Improving public services
Welsh languageWelsh-language technology and digital media action plan
The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
In this section
Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
- A new vision for a National Youth Work Strategy
- The future delivery of education services in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
- Waste Prevention Programme
- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
Featured consultation »Improving access to substance misuse treatment for veterans
65 days left
In this section
Section highlightIndex of Planning Policy Guidance for Wales
Our land use planning policy guidance is set out in two core documents, "Planning Policy Wales" and "Minerals Planning Policy Wales".
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
Infrastructure Investment Case Studies »
Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
Disabled Facilities Grant
Grants are available from your local council. A grant is paid when the council considers that changes to your home are necessary to meet your particular needs and that it is reasonable and practical to do the work.
Who can apply?
Owner occupiers, landlords and private tenants can get help to carry out adaptations to a property providing there is a person with a disability living in the property as their main residence.
If you are a council tenant or a tenant of a housing association you should in the first instance apply to your landlord as you may be able to get help to adapt your home without the need to apply for a grant.
What can the grant be used for?
A grant can be used to give you better freedom of movement into and around your home and/or to provide essential facilities within it.
An occupational therapist (or other approved qualified professional) will assess what works are suitable and necessary. Typical works can include:
- Improving access to bathroom, living room or bedroom e.g. widening doors or installing a stair lift;
- Providing additional bathing facilities e.g. a level access shower;
- Making preparation of food and cooking easier e.g. providing low level units;
- Adapting heating or lighting controls to make them easier to use;
- Improving the heating system.
How much is the grant?
The amount of grant will depend on the cost of the approved works and your financial circumstances.
An assessment of your financial circumstances sometimes called a “means test” will be carried out by the council. Depending on the outcome of this assessment the amount of grant payable offered can vary from zero to 100 per cent of the cost.
The “means test” will not be applied where the application is for a disabled child.
The maximum grant payable is £36,000 in Wales but the council may use its discretion to pay additional costs if it chooses.
How to apply?
Contact your local council and ask for the section dealing with Disabled Facilities Grants or visit their web site to get more information.
Need help with applying?
Council grants officers will be able to answer any questions you may have about the application process or your particular circumstances.
Older people can get help from a local Care & Repair Agency. We support Care & Repair to provide help to older people who need to adapt their homes. This can include help with filling out application forms, finding a reputable builder and supervising the works.
To find your local agency and for further details on the services provided by Care and Repair, visit their web site.
Visit: Care and repair website
Telephone 0300 111 3333 (calls charged at cheapest rate).