DFG Test of Resources one day course
Venue – Barristers Room, Oxford City Council, Town Hall, St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1BX
Date – 19 September 2017
Times – 9.30am to 4.30pm
Cost - £110 + VAT per person
The law relating to disabled facilities grant provision is complex and in some cases has been imperfectly framed. This 1 day course seeks to explain in detail the legislation relating to grants and to bring it together with guidance from the DCLG in a fun and informative way.
The course also discusses current policy issues within this field, such as discretionary schemes run by authorities, which forms should be used and what information gathered, "preliminary" means-tests, the role of agencies, future funding of the scheme, placing charges on properties, etc. Although there may be reference to some issues within the means-test, this is not a course about means-testing.
To equip anyone needing to know the details of disabled facilities grants legislation with that knowledge and to provide an opportunity to compare practice and policies with others working in this field. The relevant parts of the 1996 Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act, as well as the various orders issued under that Act, will be fully dealt with, as will DCLG guidance and other circulars.
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
- Understand how the legislation works
- Navigate the legislation
- Deal with complex situations
- Decide which forms to use and what information to collect
- Be aware of current policy issues within this field, including, in England, the Better Care Fund
- On screen presentations
- Demonstration examples
- Open discussion
During parts of the course reference will be made to the Ferret Renovation Grants Law and Guidance CD publication to highlight particular areas.
Who this course is for
The course is suitable for those working with DFGs and wanting to know more about the legislation, either front-line workers or managers. It is not suitable for those with limited experience in this area.
Who this course is not for
Anyone new to disabled facilities grants. Those wishing an introduction to the means-test should attend the Introductory course. Anyone who is experienced in that area but wishes to discuss the finer points of means-testing (as they should consider either the Intermediate or Advanced courses).
To book a place on this course or for further details, please contact Victoria Dewsnap on 03001240315 or email@example.com