Independence at Home

Independence at Home helps people of any age, who are resident in the UK, who have a long term illness or disability and live at home or wish to do so.

The charity makes one-off grants to help meet the cost of mobility and disability equipment, home adaptations and other essential items that people need because of illness and disability.

These include:

  • Mobility and disability equipment, such as wheelchairs and special seating

  • Home adaptations, such as a wet room, ramp or stair lift

  • Communications equipment, such as computers and specialist software for people with visual and hearing impairment

  • Furniture and furnishings, such as orthopaedic mattresses and laminate flooring.

Last updated on 9 April 2019

Who is eligible?

People of any age who are residents of the UK and who have a long-term illness or severe disability, are in financial need, live at home or who wish to do so.

Grants are given to help meet the cost of mobility and disability equipment, home adaptations and other essential items that people need because of illness and disability.

Grants are one-off. There are no regular grants.

What the charity can't help with

We cannot help people living in residential care or in hospital, groups of people or organisations.

We can't help with living costs, housing, debt, white goods, medical treatment or therapies, garden adaptations or sensory equipment for children with autism.

We will not normally consider an application where an individual has more than £6,000 in savings or £9,000 for a couple. For elderly applicants (over 75 years of age), the threshold rises to £10,000 for an individual and £15,000 for a couple.

How to apply?

We do not accept applications directly from individual members of the public.

All applications must be submitted on behalf of the individuals by a professional, such as an occupational therapist, social worker or from another charity, such as Age UK or Macmillan Cancer Support. The referring professional can apply online on the Independence at Home website. There are also application and referrer form guidelines on the website

If you are not able to apply online, please call 020 8427 7929 Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm or email iah@independenceathome.org.uk.

Grants are one-off. There are no regular grants.

Contact details

Congress House
4th Floor, Congress House
14 Lyon Road
London
HA1 2EN
Telephone: 020 8427 7929
Email: iah@independenceathome.org.uk
Web: http://www.independenceathome.org.uk