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Independence at Home

Independence at Home is a charity that provides grants to people of all ages who have a physical or learning disability or long term illness and who are in financial need.

This financial help enables them to obtain mobility and disability equipment, home adaptations and other essential items to make an immediate, practical and positive effect on daily life at home.

Grants vary between £200 and £600 depending on the equipment or adaptation required to help transform daily living like getting up and down stairs, having a bath or shower, taking a fuller part in student life or joining family and friends on activities and trips.

4th Floor, Congress House , 14 Lyon Road , Harrow, HA1 2EN
020 8427 7929
020 8424 2937
Opening times:
Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm
Waiting times:
Decision within two working weeks of submission of application if all information is provided
Who is it for:
anyone of any age who has a disability or long term illness that has a serious negative impact on daily life, who is in financial need and living in the UK
How to apply:
Any health or social care worker, or worker for a voluntary organisation, who is supporting the client, is capable of assessing their needs and willing to act on their client’s behalf can apply using the form on the website

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Disability, according to the World Health Organization, is " umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. An impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action; while a participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in involvement in life situations.
A Physical Health Problem is a problem with the body and its functioning making it hard to complete day to day activities.This may be a long-term problem or an issue which can be made better with a hospital visit.