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FOI 13048

Disabled Facilities Grants

Request

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request information about how you meet your duties to award Disabled Facilities Grants.


Please provide the information by completing the attached questionnaire.


If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under your
Section 16 obligations, as to how I can refine my request to be included in the scope of the Act.

Response

Please find below the answers to your FOI enquiry.



Ref Question Response by LA
1A In 2015/16 what was your total spend on home adaptations* funded or part funded with your Disabled Facilities Grant funding allocation from central government? £130843

1B How many homes* were adapted using this funding? 15
1C In addition to the allocation from central government, how much funding (if any) did you receive from the following sources:
Adults’ Social Services £0
Children’s Social Services £0
Health Service £0
Other Local Authority £0

2A For 2016/17 what is your total budget for home adaptations* funded or part funded with your Disabled Facilities Grant funding allocation from central government? £250000
2B Does this include the full allocation from central government? No
2C In addition to the allocation from central government, how much of the budget (if any) includes funding from the following sources: £290073 funding provided through Better Care by Essex CC
Adults’ Social Services £0
Children’s Social Services £0
Health Service £0
Other Local Authority £0




Ref Question Response by LA
3 Disabled Facilities Grant regulations allow you to place local land charges for grant awards in excess of £5,000.
3A In 2015/16 how much income did your local authority receive from repayments against these charges? £1459
3B How many properties does this relate to? 1

4A Disabled Facilities Grant regulations allow you to use the funding allocation from central government more flexibly if you have a published Housing Assistance Policy. Do you use this flexibility? No
4B In 2015/16 how many people did you support to move instead of adapting their existing home? 0
4C Do you still use the ‘prescribed form’ for Disabled Facilities Grant applications? Yes