What works or adaptations can be covered by a Prevention Assistance grant?
A Prevention Assistance grant can help cover the cost of any adaption, repair or improvement works to a client’s home required to enable them to return there after a period in hospital, care home or other similar establishment, or to prevent imminent risk of admission.
Examples of such works include (but are not restricted to):
- de-cluttering and deep cleaning
- level threshold doors
- ceiling track hoists
- heating repairs
- other repairs necessary for the home to be safe
- creating microenvironments e.g. moving furniture downstairs
- pest control
- one-off costs relating to provision / installation of telecare equipment
Please note that a Prevention Assistance grant is for one-off costs rather than on-going costs.
The required works need to be specified by the health or social care professional making the referral.