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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Disabled facilities grants by local authority area and type of grant
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[Collapse]Grants                                        The number of completed grants includes only those grants where the work has been completed. Information on the number of grants completed by private tenants and registered social landlord tenants was only collected from 2009-10 onwards. The number of unspecified grants completed was collected from 2006-07.<br /><br />Expenditure is only included if it relates to work which has been completed. <br /><br />Additional non-mandatory assistance includes top-up loans and grants. Any assistance must be specifically supporting a disabled adaption rather than general improvement works. The amount of additional non-mandatory assistance was collected from 2009-10 onwards. <br />                <br />                [Filter]
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Click here to sortNumber of grants completed: Owner occupierClick here to sortNumber of grants completed: Private landlordClick here to sortNumber of grants completed: Private tenantClick here to sortNumber of grants completed: Private renting (2013-14 onwards)Click here to sortNumber of grants completed: RSL tenantClick here to sortNumber of grants completed: Local authority tenantClick here to sortNumber of grants completed: Unspecified
Wales13,13210,67310,167.The data item is not applicable6,243.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable6821701,135.The data item is not applicable8,23066,190,76768,753,6847,5866314,233,203
Isle of Anglesey165155162.The data item is not applicable148.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1700.The data item is not applicable1651,213,1281,229,8611531230,432
Gwynedd114114114.The data item is not applicable89.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable2500.The data item is not applicable1141,170,5641,174,148111313,034
Conwy518292283.The data item is not applicable219.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable4750.The data item is not applicable2712,195,0032,212,33825219567,530
Denbighshire232272241.The data item is not applicable171.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable6100.The data item is not applicable2322,206,7822,235,9912171589,484
Flintshire1429898.The data item is not applicable96.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable200.The data item is not applicable98992,1001,075,33891783,240
Wrexham462468468.The data item is not applicable170.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable250267.The data item is not applicable4622,819,7492,852,27843329137,257
Powys1,4531,4531,453.The data item is not applicable143.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1600.The data item is not applicable1591,356,6811,375,58514514565,068
Ceredigion494528495.The data item is not applicable181.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable29180.The data item is not applicable2282,020,9022,060,86520919196,382
Pembrokeshire287308298.The data item is not applicable240.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable4205.The data item is not applicable2872,003,0902,037,858253340
Carmarthenshire456481473.The data item is not applicable438.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1800.The data item is not applicable4564,084,9024,131,730399540
Swansea2,049854657.The data item is not applicable478.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable66092.The data item is not applicable6367,337,1218,358,94263601,441,591
Neath Port Talbot575672601.The data item is not applicable474.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable85160.The data item is not applicable5755,574,8355,701,383504710
Bridgend335364381.The data item is not applicable213.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable24980.The data item is not applicable3353,439,9043,499,236303326,544
Vale of Glamorgan248245253.The data item is not applicable221.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable2500.The data item is not applicable2462,097,2392,146,28721333207,708
Cardiff1,9212,2012,131.The data item is not applicable1,088.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable594770.The data item is not applicable1,92112,123,12512,227,6421,86160104,517
Rhondda Cynon Taf693756754.The data item is not applicable614.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable7270.The data item is not applicable6936,728,9596,956,4896019236,000
Merthyr Tydfil10111493.The data item is not applicable71.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable8220.The data item is not applicable1011,183,5161,191,2329380
Caerphilly351318300.The data item is not applicable323.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable2800.The data item is not applicable3511,928,8661,980,95329952103,304
Blaenau Gwent1,2697272.The data item is not applicable78.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable200.The data item is not applicable80607,194642,7934723463,865
Torfaen376420387.The data item is not applicable368.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable701.The data item is not applicable3762,346,1082,381,129352240
Monmouthshire653188210.The data item is not applicable198.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable800.The data item is not applicable2061,165,0201,647,8532006187,248
Newport238300243.The data item is not applicable222.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1600.The data item is not applicable2381,595,9791,633,753214240

Metadata

Title

Disabled facilities grants

Last update

6 February 2020 6 February 2020

Next update

February 2021

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Disabled facilities grant data collection, Welsh Government

Contact email

stats.housing@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description

The information presented here relates to Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs) and is collected by the Welsh Government in order to monitor the effectiveness of current policy and to help develop future policy in this area. This information helps provide a picture of the number and types of Disabled Facilities Grants and the costs of adaptations at a local and national level. The Welsh Government local government finance department uses data on Disabled Facilities Grants in its local government settlement calculations and local authorities use the information for a number of reasons, including strategic planning for housing and completing Local Housing Market Assessments.

A Disabled Facilities Grant is a grant for the provision of services for a disabled person either in a dwelling or in the common parts of a building containing one or more flats. Disabled Facilities Grants are paid by the local authority and can help towards the cost of adapting a home to enable a disabled person to continue to live there. Examples of what a Disabled Facilities Grant might be used for are:
1) Improving access to a room, for example widening doors or installing a stair lift;
2) Providing additional bathing, for example a level access shower;
3) Making preparation of food and cooking easier, for example by providing low level units.

The payment of some Disabled Facilities Grants is mandatory under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 as amended by the Regulatory Reform (Housing Assistance) (England and Wales) order 2002. The amount of grant will depend on the cost of the approved works and the homeowner’s financial circumstances. The maximum grant payable is £36,000 in Wales but a local authority may use its discretion to pay additional costs if it chooses.

The data on Disabled Facilities Grants covers mandatory and non-mandatory grants where the final payments have been made and certified. Data on non-mandatory Disabled Facilities Grants has been collected and included in these statistics since 2009-10. Non-mandatory Disabled Facilities Grants only make up a small proportion of private sector renewal activity however caution should be taken when comparing figures from prior to 2009-10.


Data collection and calculation

The information presented here is collected via annual returns from Local Authorities as at 31 March each year.

The data on Disabled Facilities Grants covers mandatory and non-mandatory grants where the final payments have been made and certified. Data on non-mandatory Disabled Facilities Grants has been collected and included in these statistics since 2009-10. Non-mandatory Disabled Facilities Grants only make up a small proportion of private sector renewal activity however caution should be taken when comparing figures from prior to 2009-10.

Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

Data are shown for each financial year from 1997-98.

Users, uses and context

Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per the given weblink.

Rounding applied

None

Revisions information

Data prior to the last period covered have been revised since previously published. Revisions are marked in the data with an (r).

Statistical quality

Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per the given weblink.

Keywords

Housing, Disabled Facilities Grants, (DFGs), Assistance