Independent report

Disabled Facilities Grant and other adaptations: external review

An independent review of the Disabled Facilities Grant in England, conducted by the University of the West of England.

Documents

Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) and other adaptations: external review - summary

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Disabled Facilities Grant and other adaptations: external review - main report

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Details

The Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) is a capital grant paid to local authorities in England that can meet, or contribute towards, the cost of adapting a person’s home. This can help eligible people to stay in their homes for longer, and live safer, healthier and more independent lives.

The government commissioned an independent review of the DFG in February 2018.

The review looks at how the DFG currently operates and makes evidenced based and practical recommendations for how it should change in the future.

The review has made 45 recommendations and government is carefully considering the findings.

Published 10 December 2018