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Carers UK Forum • Disabled facilities grant - Page 2
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Re: Disabled facilities grant

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:40 pm
by MrsAverage
Ayjay and Ron
I suggest you search the Ombudsmans findings for disabled facilities and see how they ruled in funding cases. I quite often find these give a clearer view of what actually happens and should happen
https://www.lgo.org.uk/decisions
Try a variety of search terms as most of the cases seem to be about delays but I'm sure I've read one's about funding in the past

Hope this helps
Kr
MrsA

Re: Disabled facilities grant

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:20 pm
by Ron_1904
Really useful link Mrs A. I couldn't find anything relating to the specific issues raised on this thread but it indicates the thinking of the Ombudsman in case anything goes awry during the application propcess and beyond.

Re: Disabled facilities grant

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:12 pm
by Nadia_1908
If you have a second property, don't bother completing a financial assessment. No matter that the second property is for your son to live in who has no way of getting a mortgage under his own name, no matter that you make not a single penny from the property, no matter that you are loosing money to the property helping your son pay for the ridiculously high service management charges, the fact that the property is under your name means you don't get a single penny for the grant. Doesn't even matter that you don't have any money in your bank accounts as anything coming in is going to pay off mortgages etc so you are left with nothing at month end, just the fact that your name is on a second property means you don't get any help. This was my experience with my dad who I'm caring for.

Re: Disabled facilities grant

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:24 am
by stephen_19111
I recently chatted about the disability grants over on Scope. So many are looking at adaptation for the home, digging for options and how to get it started. In addition to the GOV links in this thread, I added a few more with regards to Home Adaptation If You Have A Disability, https://www.myjobquote.co.uk/blog/guide ... disability/, such as lawful changes, how the DFGs work and housing grants, limitations to be aware of and useful info.

Here is an example from the Scope conversation that went well where the DFG is concerned to inspire confidence in new applicants:
Hi I'm a shared owner, sharing with a housing association especially for disabled. I have had 2 facility grants from my local council. Bathroom alterations applied for myself and 3 yrs later my OT applied for a ramp outside, door frame alteration of all doors internal doors including 2 electric doors and bedroom room alterations for my wheelchair. Good luck it is worth applying.

Re: Disabled facilities grant

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:28 am
by Chris From The Gulag
Yep.

SCOPE's online forum ... all readers should drop in occasionally ... especially when their caree's interests are involved.

No one forum has a monopoly for advice and guidance.

( Spare a thought for the low millions of b.t.l. property tenants when it comes to " Home adaptions " ... ? )