Friday, 12 August 2016

Disability Grants 'Not Always Meeting Need'

Government grants to help people adapt their homes to live more independently are not always allocated to meet need, a report has concluded. Around 40,000 people a year, the majority over 60 years of age, receive Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs) to pay for changes to their homes such as the installation of stairlifts, level access showers and ramps. However, a report commissioned by the national body for DFGs and home improvement agencies, Foundations, said awareness of the grants is low, its provision is fragmented and too often older and disabled people are forced to find solutions on their own. Download a copy of the report from the Foundations website.

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