Disabled Facilities Grant review 2018

University of the West of England (UWE)
Authors: Sheila Mackintosh, Paul Smith, Helen Garrett, Maggie Davidson, Gareth Morgan, and Rachel Russell

Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) and other adaptations External REview: Main Report

Publication date: 2018accessible bathroom
Ranking: essential

In their words:

“This review examines the current situation and shows some of the ways in which the grant might not be working as well as it might. However, the emphasis is on ways in which DFG delivery could change in future and how it can move from being a stand-alone service to being part of a package of provisions to help people remain independent. It is a practical review with detailed information about new ways of working that could drive service change.”

The report notes the context in which DFG is delivered has changed in recent years. Key issues include:

  • At national level greater integration of housing with health and social care from 2015 as the Better Care Fund
  • Resources have been increased.
  • Problems with service delivery
  • Changing expectations and the impact of technology
  • Changes in tenure and who accesses the grant
  • Ageing population and rising numbers of disabled people.

To obtain a copy in an alternative format or language
Please write to:
University of the West of England
Centre for Public Health and Wellbeing
Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences
Frenchay Campus,
Coldharbour Lane
Bristol BS16 1QY

Email: infopoint@uwe.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)117 9656261

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