Think Local, Act Personal and Housing - Making the Connection: Providing disabled facilities in the home

This new report by the South East Joint Improvement Partnership in January examines how Councils with Social Services Responsibilities and Local Housing Authorities in South East England can and do work together to deliver personalised and cost effective home adaptation services for disabled people. Four areas are identified where current practice, barriers and emerging solutions can inform the development of local services. These include:

  • The relationship between demand and financial resources
  • Fair and consistent access to Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs)
  • Awareness of the concept of personalisation and the extent to which people are able to exercise choice and control in the DFG service/ process, and
  • How DFG funding is managed.