Issue details

Housing Assistance and Disabled Adaptations Policy

Due to the variations in approach towards the method of delivery of the disabled facilities grant, there were also some subtle variations between the legacy areas in relation to their policy approach and their interpretation and implementation of legislation. Whilst all areas are using the powers and flexibilities given within the legislation, there has been some variation in terms of scope of works undertaken along with differences in financial thresholds and parameters adopted. The report will outline how the policy seeks to draw together an interpretation of the mandatory elements of Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) legislation and the discretionary elements of the RRO into a single published document. The report will therefore sets out the key recommendations for the policy and seek agreement to adopt the North Yorkshire Housing Assistance and Disabled Facilities Grant Policy for the new authority. The new policy is to be adopted for all tenures, to provide a consistent approach to delivering adaptations for owners and tenants in the private sector and our own housing tenants.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure >£500,000 & Affects from than one division;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/11/2023

Decision due: 9 Jul 2024 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Culture, Arts & Housing

Lead director: Corporate Director of Community Development

Contact: Lynn Williams, Head of Housing Renewal Email: lynn.williams@northyorks.gov.uk Email: lynn.williams@northyorks.gov.uk.

Consultation process

A draft policy was submitted to the LGR Housing board post vesting day. As part of the LGR work, consultation had taken place with representatives from the LGR Housing work stream. A further task

Consultees

Health

Documents

  • Housing Assistance and Disabled Adaptations Policy