This month we meet the winners from the National Healthy Housing Awards.
An additional £102 million of Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) funding has been announced to assist people in adapting and maintaining their homes. The funding, set to be rolled out from spring 2023 over the next two years, will be distributed as a capital top up to the £573 million per year funding and managed in the same way through the Better Care Fund.
Local authorities are to use this additional funding for supplementary services that are agile and help people stay independent at home. Together, with the support of the recently updated DFG delivery guidance for local authorities to better assist their residents, the future looks bright.
Foundations has seen many remarkable stories over the years, as to how authorities have enabled disabled and older people to live comfortably at home. The extra funding will lead to better safety, warmth and timely access to the right adaptations and alterations.
You can read the full policy paper to learn more about why the funding is essential and how it will be delegated between 2023-2025.
How We Can Help
The government, along with support from Foundations, encourages local authorities and healthcare workers to collaborate and make use of all resources available to best support vulnerable people to live well for longer at home. If you need further support or would like to learn more about how our team of Regional Advisors and Consultants can help you, contact us today.