Local Authorities provide a wide range of support services to people with disabilities. Often these services are provided completely separately with different access points, criteria, application forms and waiting lists. Some of these differences are created in the governing legislation and regulations, but this doesn't mean that they can't be delivered in a more person centred way.
Do you ensure that an assessment / application for a DFG considers other services that may be available?
These other services could typically include:
- Equipment and minor adaptations
- Handyperson services
- Repairs and affordable warmth
- Home from hospital
- Telecare and assistive technology
- Wheelchair services