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New Report Highlights Important Role for Disabled Facilities Grants

Written by Sheila Mackintosh and Philip Leather for Foundations and with input from Care & Repair England, this comprehensive report concludes that there is real potential for using Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs) help to reduce hospital admissions, cut care costs, delay the move into residential care and speed up hospital discharge.

The report includes an in depth analysis of the origins of DFG, trends in its use since its inception plus potential future.

The authors conclude that “The accessibility of the home is finally being recognised as important for successful hospital discharge, to enable care to take place at home, and to allow people to live independent lives… it is possible to join up the previous disjointed pathways and link the DFG to other related health and care services in a way that will make much more sense to customers. Rather than standing alone as a single solution it can be part of a more holistic range of interventions to help older and disabled people remain independent at home.”


The Disabled Facilities Grant: Before and after the introduction of the Better Care Fund – full report (June 2016)


The Disabled Facilities Grant: Before and after the introduction of the Better Care Fund – main findings (June 2016)


Published: June 2016

Source: Home Adaptations Consortium

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