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FOI 14311

Disabled Facilities Grants


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.

In any case, if you can identify ways that my request could be refined please provide further advice and assistance to indicate this.

The information will be used to support workshops on improving the delivery of Disabled Facilities Grants and development of our DFG Analytics service?.?


1 How many Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) applications* did you approve between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017? 23
2 What was your budget for DFGs* in 2016/17? £250K
3 How much did you spend on DFGs* in 2016/17? £195K
4 How much DFG funding* for 2016/17 has been carried forwards into 2017/18 NONE
5 What is your budget for DFGs* in 2017/18? £250K

6 For all DFG applications* in 2016/17 how may were for people whose primary impairment was:
6A A physical disability ALL
6B A learning disability UNKNOWN
6C A sensory impairment UNKNOWN
6D Dementia UNKNOWN
6E Other

7 Do you regularly use Trusted Assessors to assess whether adaptations for DFG are necessary and appropriate? Yes / No
8 For shower adaptations do you usually provide a wall fixed shower seat? Yes / No