The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has published the independent review of Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG).
Commissioned by the Department of Health the indepdent review contains 45 recommendations for government in order to improve and overhaul the delivery of DFGs and home adaptations.
Some of the recommendations include:
- Housing and health partnership boards that bring together representatives from health, housing and social care to develop local strategies for adaptations and accessible housing should be set up in every area of England to maximise the impact of grants for home adaptations.
- Each Health & Wellbeing Board to report separately on DFG funding and on a new metric ‘the number of people helped to remain independent at home’;
- A new funding formula to be established based on the number of people with a disability, income, tenure split, and regional building costs.
You may also be interested in the recent Housing LIN publication: How do people access and experience home adaptations? Perspectives from people in later life and practitioners
We also have resources relating to adaptations at Accessibility and Adaptability pages.