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Extra £42m for home adaptations announced

The November 2017 Budget includes an additional £42 million for Disabled Facilities Grants in 2017-18, increasing the total budget for this year to £473 million. Home adaptations play a key role in enabling older and disabled people of all ages … Continue reading

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Local Allocations for DFG funds announced

The increased funding allocations for Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) in 2017-18 have been announced (total £431m compared with £394m in 2016-17 c.10% rise). The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has written click here to every local authority (County, … Continue reading

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Practical Briefing on the Disabled Facilities Grant System in England

A new briefing from Care and Repair England ‘Disabled Facilities Grant – a system of help with home adaptations for disabled people in England – an overview’ briefing Written by Sue Adams, this practical briefing provides an overview of the … Continue reading

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Local Allocations for DFG funds announced

The increased local allocations to each Better Care Fund and to every local housing authority has now been published click here The average increase is around 80% See item below for more detail. [February 2016]

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Big rise in national money for home adaptations in 2016-17

The national allocation of funding for Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) is set to almost double, increasing from £220m in 2015-16 to £394m in 2016-17. These figures were revealed in the recent publication of the Better Care Fund Policy Statement 2016/17 … Continue reading

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Adaptations help for older and disabled people to continue

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement included some good news for older and disabled people, with the announcement that Department of Health will continue to fund Disabled Facilities Grants for the next 5 years. The Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015 states: … Continue reading

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Integration in action – innovation in home adaptations delivery

  A set of new ‘Cameos’ describing inspiring local examples of cutting edge delivery of home adaptations has today been launched by Care & Repair England, backed by Public Health England and endorsed by the national Home Adaptations Consortium. The … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Disabled People Facing Long Delays for Home Adaptations

Research by the Leonard Cheshire Foundation has revealed that two thirds of councils are missing legal deadlines when it comes to provision of disabled facilities grants (DFGs) to meet the costs of essential home adaptations for disabled people. ‘The Long … Continue reading

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NO PLACE LIKE HOME: 5 MILLION REASONS TO MAKE HOUSING DISABLED-FRIENDLY

Leonard Cheshire Disability have launched the second report of their Home Truths campaign No Place Like Home: 5 million reasons to make housing disabled-friendly. Here is the link: http://www.leonardcheshire.org/who-we-are/news-and-media/news-stories/no-place-like-home-scandal-disabled-friendly-homes-waiting-lists#comment-514 The report shows that:  5 million people in the UK have … Continue reading

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