DFG Basics Training Course

Event Information

10:00am to 12:30pm
Microsoft Teams
FREE to attend



DFG Basics – Rules and Regulations

DFG Basics Training

DFG Basic Training

The first new official government guidance for Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) in 18 years has been published. Content has been designed to follow the guidance and to help you to effectively and efficiently deliver funded adaptations to best serve the needs of local older and disabled people. 

This course gives a practical introduction to Disabled Facilities Grants, including an overview of the rules and regulations, how to them work in practice and tips for handling those tricky cases. We’ll also look at where Councils have gone wrong in the past and how to avoid making the same mistakes. 

DFG Basics Training

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, delegates will: 

  • Understand the legislation and regulations for Disabled Facilities Grants
  • How to apply the rules and use the associated guidance
  • Learn about common misunderstandings and how to challenge decisions
  • Overview of the DFG Quality Standard and ideas for improved delivery systems
  • Understand when and how to use discretion
Tim English

Meet the Trainer

The course will be presented by Timothy English.

Tim is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and has held a variety of leadership, strategy and commissioning roles across several English Local Authorities for the past thirty years.

Tim has a wide variety of experience and expertise across housing and accommodation needs for older people and for adults requiring support.

He remains passionate about training, networking, information and knowledge sharing on good practice for delivering better integrated care.

Tim has a keen interest in mental health and wellbeing and is the vice chair of the board and trustee for his local Mind Charity.

DFG Basics Training

Who should attend?

  • Administration Officers
  • Advisors
  • Caseworkers
  • Occupational Therapists 
  • Technical Officers

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens next? 

You will receive a confirmation email once the booking is complete containing the details you will need to access the course.  

How is this course presented? 

This course is presented using Microsoft Teams.  

When will I receive my certificate?  

Shortly after the course, you will receive an email containing a link to provide us with some feedback. Once completed, your certificate will be emailed to you. 

When will I receive the link to the course? 

The link to the course will be sent out one week prior to the course commencing. Please check your junk mail if you have not received the email containing the link. 

Is the course recorded?  

Unfortunately, our DFG Basics courses are not recorded. 

Will I need any materials? 

No materials are necessary for this course. Once you have completed the course, you will receive a copy of the PowerPoint used in the presentation of the course. This will be sent to you by email. 

If you have any further questions relating to the course, please email [email protected].