Decision details

Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) Policy

Decision Maker: Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Cabinet, Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval of the new BCP Policy for the management and award of Disabled Facilities Grant funding to residents of BCP who require adaptations.


RESOLVED that the proposed policy be approved.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Homes


To meet our statutory obligation under the The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996; as amended by the Regulatory Reform (Housing

Assistance)(England & Wales) Order 2002 (RRO) to have a published document in place setting out Council policy on the aims and application of the local grant scheme.

To meet our obligations under the Statutory order and align legacy Council’s policy.

To provide clear and transparent policy for applicants and staff.

To increase our offer to applicants with discretionary funding to maximise use of the grant in line with national good practice and the aims of the Better Care Fund.

Report author: Tracey Kybert

Publication date: 03/09/2021

Date of decision: 01/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 01/09/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 11/09/2021

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