Scheme of Assistance

The Scheme of Assistance (the Scheme) sets out what advice and support the council provides for adaptations to support people with disabilities in their homes.

Homeowners,including landlords, are responsible for maintaining and improving their homes. The council provides some advice and assistance to owners to help them with their responsibility.

Part 2 of the Housing (Scotland) Act, 2006 replaced the system of improvement and repair grants set out in the 1987 and 2001 Housing (Scotland) Acts. The 2006 Act provided councils with powers to help owners repair, maintain, improve and adapt their homes by providing information, advice and practical help. These are the main ways the council helps owners under the Scheme. In November 2008, The Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 (Scheme of Assistance) Regulations 2008 were approved by the Scottish Parliament. These regulations introduced new duties and powers from 1 April 2009.

This scheme also aligns with the Council's Icon for pdf Local Housing Strategy [1.76MB] and the Housing Contribution Statement linking to Health and Social Care Integration.

Icon for pdf An easy read version may be found here. [1.28MB]

Assistance for Private Homeowners with Disabilities

Assistance for Home Owners

Mixed Tenure Properties/Estates

Disrepair and Improvement of Homes

Housing Renewal Areas

Energy and Heating Advice

Trusted Trader Scheme


Appendix to West Lothian Council Scheme of Assistance