Mounting Pressures on local government spending has impacted greatly on the ability of social care to help its most vulnerable. Many Disabled facilities grant applications can take months before they even start the assessment process. This can have a detrimental effect on the general and mental health of those applying.
The research shows that 67 percent of councils consulted in England had disabled residents waiting longer than the 12-month statutory deadline for completing essential home adaptation work. Between the financial years 2015/16 and 2017/2018, across 180 councils, an average of over 1,000 people per year waited longer than twelve months for completion of adaptations
Additionally, nearly one-quarter of councils show some disabled people waiting after council approval for two years or more before accommodation changes are complete.
Leonard Cheshire’s report reveals that delays and missed deadlines persist as demand for home adaptations through Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs) rose by 27 percent between 2015 and 2019.
Several people who have experienced the DFG process also reported that they found the earlier application process challenging. An online survey conducted by Leonard Cheshire and Disability Horizons in spring 2020 revealed that 20 out of 35 disabled people found filling in a DFG application ‘difficult’ or ‘very difficult’
Local Council Application Process
Due to the number of departments involved in local authority when an individual applies for a disability facility grant, you begin to understand how an application can be a long process. (see below)
Adapt your home for life is here to help you access available disability facilities grant allowing you to make meaningful improvements to your way of life. By removing layers of government red tape , we can reduce waiting time dramatically (see below)
– Adapt your home for life will help you assess what disabled facilities grant you are eligible to access. WITHOUT CHARGE TO YOU.
– Adapt your home for life will take care of all administration, allowing you access to grant to carry out improvement work. WITHOUT CHARGE TO YOU.
– Adapt your home for life will make sure the improvements are carried out swiftly. WITHOUT CHARGE TO YOU.
– Adapt your home for life will make sure the work is carried out to a high standard. Drawing on our network of contractors WITHOUT CHARGE TO YOU.