Disabled Facilities Grant delivery: guidance for local authorities in England

Cover DFG delivery

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and Department of Health and Social Care have issued guidance for local authorities in England on the effective delivery of the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) to best serve the needs of local older and disabled people.

Further to last year’s Adult Social Care White Paper and the DFG funding announcement, the guidance will help local authorities to meet their responsibilities, including legal duties, and tailor local delivery to support their communities and the individual needs of disabled people, their family and carers. It does not make changes in policy, but instead brings together and sets out in one place existing policy frameworks, legislative duties and powers, together with recommended best practice, including the growing application of assistive and digital technology, to help local authorities provide a best practice adaptation service to disabled tenants and residents in their area.