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Accessible housing

Request Description

I am contacting you from Muscular Dystrophy UK. As part of our work in supporting people with muscular dystrophy into accessible housing, we would be grateful if your local authority could provide us with figures on the following:

  1. What is the average waiting time for each housing band in your local authority?
  2. How many accessible homes does your local authority have?
  3. How many people requiring an accessible home are currently on your waiting list?
  4. Of these, what is the longest duration an individual has been on your waiting list?
  5. How many people have applied to your local authority for a Disabled Facilities Grant in the last five years?
  6. How many people have requested a discretionary payment in the last five years?
  7. Of these, how many received one?

What has been your local authority's Disabled Facilities Grant funding payment from central government for each of the last five financial years?

Request Date15 May 2015
Requested byOrganisation
Released Date  

8 June 2015               

Response

Q1. The council operates a points based housing needs register so this question is not applicable.  

Q2. The Council does not own any housing stock so this question is not applicable.   

Q3 48 households (14 - require a wheelchair in and outdoors and 34 require a wheelchair some of the day and cannot manage stairs/steps).   

Q4.  12/7/2013

YEAR

GOVERNMENT FUNDING

No OF DFG APPLICATIONS

DFG APPROVALS

DISCRETIONARY DFG REQUESTS

DISCR. DFG APPROVALS

2014/15

£240,174

94

43

1

NIL

2013/14

£232,717

115

72

NIL

NIL

2012/13

£287,674

111

57

2

2

2011/12

£228,000

102

65

1

1

2010/11

£228,000

165

106

NIL

NIL

 

Explanatory notes for figures above:

DFG application figure is number of OT referrals received, including those which eventually were cancelled because contribution too high, died, rehoused etc.

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