Our Work

We award grants to people who have a physical or learning disability or long-term illness and who are in financial need.

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.

The charity was founded in October 1965. Since then the grants have improved independence and freedom for over 48,000 people from all parts of the UK. A grant could be towards

  • A powered wheelchair, improving mobility in and around the home and in the local community
  • A riser-recliner chair, to be able to sit comfortably and go from sitting to standing more easily
  • A wet room, to be able to have a shower independently and safely

Independence at Home’s grants vary between £300 and £600 and depend on the item of equipment purchased or building work carried out. The average grant is £370. You can download a copy of our brochure with case histories of some of the people that we have supported. Click here.

Meet our Chair and Patron

David Astor
Lord Astor

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Jean lives at home with her husband, who cares for her and helps with everyday activities. Jean has bowel cancer and severe arthritis which affects mobility and means she’s unable to lift anything heavy.

Jean desperately wanted to go out independently, but unable to lift her mobility scooter into the car she had to rely on her husband’s help.

We made a £500 grant towards a car hoist which has given Jean her independence back. Now she can get out and about by herself, keep hospital appointments, shop locally and visit friends and family.