These grants are available for anyone living in Norwich who has been diagnosed with dementia and is still living in their own home.
The scheme will provide a grant of up to £2,500 for minor adaptations designed to help the individual, and their carers, cope with the challenges of living with the condition. We will ask for a letter from your GP or specialist confirming that dementia has been diagnosed.
The grant can cover adaptations within the home such as:
- Replacing floor coverings that cause confusion or safety issues
- Replacing tiling or bathroom fittings (such as toilet seats and rails) to improve visual perception
- Changing cupboards to glass fronted doors, to enable recognition of where items are in the kitchen
- Changing lighting schemes to improve visibility around the home
- Installing noise reduction measures
- Ensuring gardens and paths are level and free from hazards.
The Dementia Scheme will not cover items that could be funded through a Disabled Facilities Grant or through Norfolk Social Care, but can be used in addition to them.
The service is carried out by the Norwich Home Improvement Team, who will allocate you a caseworker. They will act as a single point of contact for you, and can help with any queries or questions you may have.