Housing assistance, grants, and repairs

Disabled individuals and vulnerable residents in Knowsley can access grants and services for home adaptations and repairs through DFG, TASK, and Care and Repair Scheme. Find out more about the schemes and eligibility here.

Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG)

If you have a disability and need to make changes to your home to make it easier and safer for you to live there, you may be eligible for a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) from your local council. The DFG can help you pay for a variety of adaptations to your home, such as:

  • Widening doorways and installing ramps to make it easier to get around your home.
  • Installing stairlifts or a downstairs bathroom to improve access to different areas of your home.
  • Providing a heating system that is suitable for your needs.
  • Adapting heating or lighting controls to make them easier to use.

To be eligible for a DFG, you must:

  • Be disabled and have a need for adaptations to your home.
  • Be living in the property that you are applying for the grant for.

If you are eligible for a DFG, the council will assess your needs and determine the amount of grant you will receive. You will not have to repay the grant.

To find out more, visit the Benefits and Grants for Disabled People page on our website.

Trader Approved Scheme Knowsley (TASK)

If you are an older person or a vulnerable resident of Knowsley and you need help with home repairs or improvements, the Trader Approved Scheme Knowsley (TASK) can help you find a reliable and trustworthy contractor. TASK is a free service that vets contractors through Trading Standards to help reduce the risk of rogue traders.

If you consider yourself to be eligible are eligible please call TASK on 0151 546 6680.

Care and Repair Scheme

Knowsley Council, in partnership with Livv Housing, offers a Care and Repair Scheme to help vulnerable people live independently and safely in their homes. The scheme provides a range of services, including:

  • General handyman jobs, such as minor plumbing and joinery, small-scale painting, hanging small rail curtain poles, and fitting battery smoke alarms.
  • Aids and adaptations to make your home more accessible and comfortable.
  • Advice on funding and grants to help you pay for home repairs and adaptations.

The Care and Repair Scheme is available to vulnerable people, including older people, people with disabilities, and people with low incomes.

To find out more go to Home Care & Repairs Services | Livv Housing Group

Contact on 0151 351 8734.

North West Housing Services

North West Housing Services provide professional services to housing co-operatives, small housing associations, leaseholders and social enterprises.

The company was formed in 2006 by a consortium of 38 independent organisations with a collective goal to take control of their own services. It is unique, in that it is a mutual, not for-profit company which is totally owned and controlled by its customers. 

The following housing co-operatives are based in Knowsley:

  • Cherryfield Housing Co-operative
  • Huyton Community Co-operative for the Elderly
  • Knowsley Residents Housing Co-operative
  • Rusland Road Housing Co-operative
  • Southdene Housing Co-operative
  • Springwood Housing Co-operative
  • Westvale Housing Co-operative

For further information please email enquiries@nwhousing.org.uk.

Grant Repayments

For information and advice on grant repayments please contact Simon Rugen 0151 443 5817.

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