Disabled People: Grants

House of Lords written question – answered on 16th February 2012.

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Photo of Lord German Lord German Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what safeguards are in place to ensure that the additional £20 million disabled facilities grant funding, announced on 3 January, is spent on home adaptations.

Photo of Baroness Hanham Baroness Hanham The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The disabled facilities grant is a statutory entitlement administered by local housing authorities. This extra funding brings the total disabled facilities grant to £200 million for 2011-12. The funding is un-ring-fenced, which provides local authorities with greater freedom and flexibility in delivering adaptations and the ability to commission services more innovatively.

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