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Home Improvement Dementia Grants

Home improvement dementia grants are available for people with dementia or memory loss to help fund a range of adaptations to their home or to provide equipment which may help people to live well at home. This could include buying bespoke products or the use of colour and contrast to aid orientation in the home.

Possible Adaptations and Equipment

This is not an exhaustive list but could include:

• High lumens light bulbs

• Coloured sticky covers for light switch plates

• Coloured strips to indicate edges of stairs

• Key locators

• Memo Minder

• Coloured key fobs

• Key safe

• Signage

• Notice board/white board

• Big button telephone

• Dementia Clock

• Magiplug (for all sinks),

• Large or small locks for cupboard doors

• Additional shelving

• Touch bedside light

• Day/night clock

• Bathroom slip mat

• Coloured toilet seat

• Coloured towel rail

• Grab/handrails

• Wet rooms/bathroom adaptations

Eligible households

Residents of Burnley living in their own home either in the private rented sector, social rented sector or owner occupiers.

Have received a clinical diagnosis of dementia or who are experiencing memory loss.

Amount of grant

The grants are not means tested and can fund aids/equipment up to the cost of £1000. The grants will take the form of adaptations and equipment to the home rather than a monetary award.

The grants process

Referrals can be made from a range of agencies including Age Concern, GPs, early intervention dementia service, integrated neighbourhood team, Cross Roads Care, social prescribing workers, occupational therapists, social services, careers link and via self-referral and through family members.

Homewise Society will deliver the grant on behalf of the Council and their Handyperson service will then fit the required minor aids, equipment and adaptations.

For further information please contact Homewise Society directly on 01254 232249 or email info@homewisesociety.org.uk

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