The DFG then and now

Over the last 25 years the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) has helped over 40,000 people
a year to live in more accessible housing. The DFG is a means-tested grant to install showers, stairlifts, ramps or to make other changes to the home to enable disabled children and adults to lead more independent lives. It is becoming increasingly important as the population ages. It restores dignity, improves safety and makes life easier both for disabled people themselves and for their carers. It can be crucial in avoiding a move into care or in enabling someone to leave hospital. 

Foundations' latest report uses the findings from a series of projects on home adaptation services, plus analysis of the LOGASnet data (annual returns to central government) to show how the DFG has developed, and to raise issues relating to grant delivery systems, funding and resource allocation. It examines how services are being reorganised since the introduction of the Better Care Fund.


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Main findings summary


The timeline below contains links to over 30 DFG-related documents, published between 1989 and 2016. Please use the left and right arrows to navigate.