Our Council's Scheme of Assistance sets out how we provide advice and assistance to help homeowners improve the quality of private housing in the region:
Grants may be available if there are significant breaches of tolerable standards in private housing. Our Council will assess whether the following elements apply:
We will not provide financial assistance if:
Funding may be available to assist with the removal of lead pipes supplying drinking water if testing has identified lead content in the water. Homeowners can contact our Environmental Standards team on 030 33 33 3000 to arrange for a lead sample to be taken.
We will notprovide financial assistance if:
Assistance is only available for the full replacement of lead pipe from the mains supply to the property. Partial replacement of piping, such as repairing a burst section, is not eligible for grant assistance as it does not significantly reduce the levels of lead within drinking water.
Care and Repair is a free service providing advice and practical assistance for elderly and disabled homeowners and private tenants who require adaptions to their homes so that they can continue to live independently.
Care and Repair - Dumfries
Tel: 01387 321310
Care and Repair - Stranraer
Tel: 01776 700909