Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) and Other Adaptations – External Review

Mackintosh, S, Smith, P, Garrett, H, Davidson, M, Morgan, G and Russell, RC ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8711-784X 2018, Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) and Other Adaptations – External Review , Technical Report, University of the West of England, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

Across England the population is ageing, there are high numbers of disabled working age adults and rising numbers of families with disabled children. The majority live in ordinary housing, but most homes are not well designed for disabled people. In 2014 just 7% of homes (around 1.7 million) had all four basic accessibility features of level access, flush threshold, downstairs toilet, and sufficiently wide doorways and circulation space.

The Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) is a means tested capital grant which can contribute towards the cost of adapting a home, for example by installing a stairlift, creating a level access shower room, widening doorways, providing ramps and hoists or creating a ground floor extension. However, delivery of the grant is changing. It is increasingly being used to provide a wider range of solutions to the problems people face in their home. This review is divided into two parts which will:

A. Provide an assessment of how the DFG is currently being used
B. Make evidence-based recommendations about how the DFG should change.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Publisher: University of the West of England
ISBN: 781860435522
Depositing User: Rachel Russell
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2019 08:31
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2019 08:31
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/49568

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