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Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) and other adaptations: external review - summary

Mackintosh, Sheila; Smith, Paul; Garrett, Helen; Davidson, Maggie; Morgan, Gareth; Russell, Rachel


Sheila Mackintosh

Paul Smith

Helen Garrett

Maggie Davidson

Gareth Morgan

Rachel Russell


This is a summary of the findings of a review of the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) in England. The aim is to keep people living independently for longer and make the case for more joined-up action across housing, health and social care. It is a practical review that examines the evidence about the current situation and how it should change. The summary covers: how the grant is used now; the main challenges; how delivery of the grant might be joined up both strategically and operationally; the distribution of resources; the various regulations, such as the means test and the upper limit; how the grant can be updated and how outcomes can be measured. It lists some of the main recommendations. Further detail can be found in the main report.


Mackintosh, S., Smith, P., Garrett, H., Davidson, M., Morgan, G., & Russell, R. Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) and other adaptations: external review - summary

Report Type Technical Report
Online Publication Date Dec 10, 2018
Deposit Date Mar 7, 2019
Publicly Available Date Mar 7, 2019
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
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Additional Information Additional Information : This report is published under the Open Government Licence v3.0 (


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