Decision details

Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) policy

Decision Maker: Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


DFG policy for your information and consideration.

Thank you

Lee Curren


The Senior Housing Standards Officer presented the report, noting that the policy had originally been approved by Council in 2018.


She informed Members that the policy was being reviewed for two main reasons, firstly to ensure links to the Council plan are clear following audit recommendation and secondly to increase level for a means test from £5,000 to £10,000. She continued noting that by increasing the means test level it would bring it in line with that of Eden District Council and Barrow Borough Council and reflect national increases in labour costs, which in turn would reduce delays for those customers that need assistance most.


In responding to a request for figures on Disabled Facilities Grant approvals, the Senior Housing Specialist confirmed she would provide a written response with a breakdown of the figures.


Members thanked officers for their hard work in delivering the grants.


RESOLVED – That the amended Disabled Facilities Grant Policy be recommended to Cabinet for approval.

Report author: Lee Curren

Publication date: 17/08/2022

Date of decision: 08/07/2022

Decided at meeting: 08/07/2022 - Overview and Scrutiny Committee

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