Hospital Discharge Support Grant

The Discharge Support Grant is a payment to cover some minor costs that might be a barrier to you or the person you care for being discharged from the hospital.

The Grant can be worth up to £1,200 and you do not need to pay it back.

Having a Discharge Support Grant will not affect any benefits you may be receiving.

Hospital Discharge Support Grants are available to people living in Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire. They cover a wide range of things to help a person leave the hospital, including:

  • support with household tasks like cleaning
  • transport
  • equipment
  • someone to care for your pet
  • short-term personal care for you or the person you
    care for
    You cannot use a grant to cover costs for any care that
    doesn’t relate to discharge from the hospital. Also, you
    cannot use a Discharge Support Grant to pay for:
  • everyday expenses like clothing, rent or energy costs
  • debt repayment
  • primary medical services like diagnostic tests
  • planned surgical procedures
  • certain NHS charges