Research and analysis

Disabled Facilities Grant allocation methodology and means test

An evaluation by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) of the allocation of the Disabled Facilities Grant

Documents

Disabled Facilities Grant allocation methodology and means test: final report

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Disabled Facilities Grant – methodology change for allocation: letter to local authority chief executives

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Detail

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