We can help you adapt your home or carry out essential repairs and/or improvements.

If you are, or you know someone is living in Stockport and would like help, please call 0161 474 4291 or email [email protected] 

For more information, please see the links below.

Help provided

The following help is provided: 

  • Advice from a building surveyor about essential repairs / improvements / adaptations. 
  • Quotes for work from builders or specialist contractors. 
  • Help to find the money to pay for the work if you do not have sufficient funds.
  • Supervising work that you ask us to arrange. 
  • Ensuring you are receiving the correct benefits and help you apply for benefits if you are not; and 
  • Advising you about other services you may be interested in. 
Paying for the work

If you cannot afford the cost of work yourself, we will work with you to try to find the money you need. You might be eligible for a grant from the Council or another organisation. 

Council grants are usually means-tested and will be repayable in certain circumstances. Grant funding is limited and not always available. The Council is under no obligation to fund the work you need unless work is to pay for specific types of adaptation when special rules apply. 

For more information about the Council grant for essential repairs see Stockport Council's Private Sector Housing investment and Assistance Policy. 

For additional information about the grant for adaptations, take a look the at Disabled Facilities Grant. The Disabled Facilities Grant is means tested, which means that you might have to pay some or all of the costs of adapting your home. Use this means test calculator to see what help may be available to you.

Watch this Disabled Facilities Grant video for more information.


Assessment tool

Is your home suitable for your needs?

Take this self-assessment tool to find out.

Adapting your home leaflet

This leaflet gives you some general information about the grant process and describes the main steps involved when you apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant in Stockport.

PDF 3803Kb

View online

Home Improvement Agency

PDF 1742Kb

View online

HIA Customer Satisfaction Survey

Please complete the following information about yourself and the adaptation works on your property. Your views will be treated in confidence. If you have any queries, would like help completing this survey or you require a large print version of this form, please contact us on 0161 474 4291 or email [email protected]

We are monitoring the performance of Stockport Homes and the contractor(s).

Please tick the box which best describes your satisfaction.


We are monitoring the effect that having adaptations has on residents and their carers. To help us, please indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statement.

Please tick the box which best describes your satisfaction.


If you would like feedback please provide your name and address (Optional)

Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire.