Disabled Facilities Grant Funding via Better Care Funds – An Opportunity to Improve Outcomes?

This month heralds a significant change in the way that national funding for disabled facilities grants is paid. The Better Care Fund will receive the money and the allocation then needs to be passed on to the relevant Housing Authority (in two tier areas) or Department (in unitary authorities).

Care & Repair England has published a Briefing which explains the changes, clarifies responsibilities and highlights opportunities for integration.

It will be particularly useful for anyone new to provision of help with home adaptations such as Directors of Public Health; Members of Health and Wellbeing Boards; Patient and Service User Representatives.

Earlier this week local authorities were informed of the amount of funding that they were due from national government to support provision of DFGs – Here  is the link to the table which sets out the amount for each locality.

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