Somerset Independence Plus

advice for homeowners

Somerset Independence Plus can offer advice and financial assistance that covers a number of improvements, adaptations or repairs that might need to be carried out on your home.

Click on any of the links below to get further information on the different services available.

Disabled Facilities / Adaptations

If someone in your household is disabled you may qualify for a grant to help with adaptations to enable you to stay in your home.

Low Interest Loans Schemes

Why not visit one of our Independence Assessment Centres, where you can try some equipment and aids for your property and discuss applying for grants to help with the costs.

Wellington's Office - Somerset Independence Plus, Unit 17, Knights Road, Chilton Business Park, Wellington, TA21 9JH.

Shepton Mallet - Somerset Indepence Plus, Meadow Rise, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5NS

For information on loans that are available to carry out essential work to ensure the safety of your home. Anyone who owns their home knows that there is always something that requires fixing, replacing or installing.  We can ease the stress of financing home repairs with a loan partnership where 84% of clients rate the service as excellent. 

The Home Maintenance Service is a subsidised service for small repairs and jobs around your house. The service also aims to reduce accidents and help make your home more secure.

Energy Efficiency and Keeping Warm

For information on grants available for keeping your home warm, lowering bills, insulation costs etc.

Empty Homes

If you would like to bring your empty property back into use we may be able to help you with a grant to ensure the property meets the required standards.

Citizens Advice Bureau Financial Help (external link)

Dealing with money issues can sometimes be off-putting, but if you don't understand how things like credit or mortgages work, you could end up losing out financially or getting yourself deep in debt. The following pages will give you the information you need to make the right choices, including help to deal with your debt problems, how to avoid losing your home and how to get your finances back into shape.

Tenant Ready Scheme

Tenant Ready Scheme

Somerset West Lodgings Scheme  - Free advice and support for people who would like to rent out their spare room

  • making good quality accommodation available to people of all ages
  • Potential tax free earnings of up to £7500 a year in rental income
  • Grants available up to £1000 for works and improvements
  • Help with advertising and finding a suitable lodger
  • Room Accreditation