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Discretionary Disabled Facilities Grants

Meeting: 06/02/2019 - Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet (Item 61)

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Report of Director of Service Delivery

Lead Cabinet member: Councillor Alan Shuttleworth

Additional documents:


(Key decision):


To approve the disabled facilities grant policy.


The Cabinet considered the report of the Director of Service Delivery, seeking approval for a proposed disabled facilities grant policy, following budget allocation from the Better Care Fund.


The policy would improve the lives of people with disabilities to meet their care and mobility needs by enabling them to live independently with privacy and dignity.


Resolved (Key decision):


To approve the disabled facilities grant policy.


Reasons for decision:


Introducing discretionary elements would:


- Allow the fast track adaptations approach in line with the best practice from the National Audit Office MHCLG and the Department of Health and Social Care.


- Take account of the increase in labour and material costs


- Increase the incentive for residents to move to a more suitable property


- Provide a safety net for cases of genuine hardship


- Allow fees to be paid for feasibility studies


- Introduce Hospital Discharge Grants