The Private Sector Housing Unit provide advice on the availability of scheme of assistance grants. We also administer the process of approving grant applications and making payment of grants.
Scheme of assistance grants
Adaptations for people with disabilities
A grant at a minimum of 80% of eligible costs may be available to adapt an existing private house to meet the needs of an occupant who is disabled. A grant of 100% may be available if you receive certain benefits.
If you would like to apply for a grant, please complete a referral form for the Bon Accord Care Occupational Therapy Service so that your personal requirements can be assessed. The form is available on the Bon Accord Care web page or by using the Bon Accord Care form.
If you would like more information about the grant itself, please contact the Private Sector Housing Unit. Please see the bottom of this page for contact details.
Council and housing association tenants may also be offered help through a different financial arrangement. Please contact the Duty Occupational Therapist using the contact details above.
The Scottish Government have published a leaflet aimed at disabled people living in private housing in Scotland. The leaflet summarises the changes to the system of financial assistance:
A grant may be available for remedial works relating to non-mains private water supplies which environmental protection staff deem not to comply with the Private Water Supplies (Scotland) Regulations 2006. Typically, non-complying supplies may contain excessive concentrations of harmful bacteria or detrimental levels of chemical contaminants. Remedial works can include, for example, installing ultra-violet filtration systems to remove bacteria, but does not include connection to the public mains supply where this is considered appropriate.
Contact the Environmental Health team on 03000 200 292 for details of private water supplies in the Aberdeen City area.
Care and repair
Aberdeen Care and Repair is a voluntary organisation which provides free advice and technical assistance to clients about repairs and improvements in their homes. They cater for people who are over the age of 60 and/or suffer from some form of disability or chronic ill health.
They offer the following services:
- Handyman service.
- The Affordable Warmth Scheme, which provides low interest loans for installing central heating.
- A free, confidential and personal service to help anyone in Aberdeen living with dementia to live safely in their home for longer.
Please phone Aberdeen Care and Repair on 01224 251133 to find out more about any of these services.
SCARF can provide information on how to get a grants for insulation works and details on energy advice issues:
Aberdeen & North East Energy Efficiency Advice Centre
1 Cotton Street
Freephone 0808 129 0888
For more information on energy saving measures such as insulation, energy efficient boilers please contact:
Energy Management Team
Aberdeen City Council
Aberdeen City Heritage Trust
For more information contact: