An evaluation by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) of the allocation of the Disabled Facilities Grant
The Department for Communities and Local Government commissioned the BRE to evaluate the current method for allocating the Disabled Facilities Grant to local authorities. This was with a view to proposing new methods that were simpler, fairer and more transparent.
The BRE approach takes into account:
- people claiming disability-related benefits
- the proportion of the population aged over 60
- the proportion of local authority-owned housing stock
- regional variations in building costs