Round Table Report

Foundations Round Tables try to say something new about thorny issues that face Local Authorities and Home Improvement Agencies. The sort of issues that hinder the ability of ordinary people to make adaptations to their home to accommodate changing needs.

Foundations hosted a Round Table on the procurement of adaptations at Westminster City Hall on 22 January 2020.  The Independent Review of Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) reflects the context for this discussion. It made some high level recommendations on improving the procurement of adaptations and shaping a better market, but this Round Table and report aims to move the debate on to practical suggestions on how we might better use the £0.5 Billion annual DFG budget to improve design, improve outcomes, shorten supply chain timescales and retain control over costs and value.