Independent Living Adaptations Review

This review was commissioned by the Welsh Government to improve the delivering and viability of adaptations in Wales for older and disabled people.

At present, around £35 million is spend by local councils on Disabled Facilities Grants on an annual basis and another £8 million is spent on Physical Adaptations Grant by social housing providers on adaptations for social tenants.

The review, conducted by Shelter Cymru, concluded that a 'one system' approach to adaptations should be a guiding principle for policy development and moving towards a staged adoption of universal provision of adaptations (Minor adaptations up to £1,000 all tenures; Mid-level adaptations between £1,000 and £5-7,000 (precise level to be negotiated with local government); and Major adaptations above £5-7,000), without means testing in the long term.