Discretionary Assistance Fund - Do You Need Assistance to Stay in Your Own Home?

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An IAP grant can assist people to remain in their own home rather than enter an institution, hospital or care home. The grant is intended to help vulnerable people live as independent a life as possible in the community.

There must be an identified risk that you cannot remain in your own home without this grant assistance.

You could be having difficulties with personal or domestic tasks (such as cooking or shopping) and without grant assistance you will need to consider a care institution.

Before you apply, please ensure you meet the eligibility criteria.

Find out what we don’t fund and exclusions – what DAF doesn’t support.

If you are working with an organisation to support you, it may be worth speaking to your support worker or similar before you contact the DAF – they may be able to help you with your application. Click here to find out how to get help to complete an application.