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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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[Expand]Click here to sortNumber of dwellings improved[Expand]Click here to sortNumber of valid grant applications[Expand]Click here to sortNumber of grant applications approved[Expand]Click here to sortAmount of grant applications approved (£)[Collapse]Number of grants completed: TotalClick here to sortNumber of grants completed: Total[Expand]Click here to sortAmount of grants completed (£)[Expand]Click here to sortCost of eligible works of all completed grants (£)[Expand]Click here to sortOf those completed how many grants cover the full cost of eligible works[Expand]Click here to sortOf those completed how many grants are not covering the full cost of eligible works[Expand]Click here to sortAmount of additional non-mandatory assistance (£)
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
Wales16,99514,43313,605.The data item is not applicable8,108.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable9102111,512.The data item is not applicable10,74186,448,44189,822,0529,9537756,425,923
Isle of Anglesey219197217.The data item is not applicable198.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable2100.The data item is not applicable2191,457,2741,474,2782071280,173
Gwynedd153153153.The data item is not applicable121.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable3200.The data item is not applicable1531,561,5601,565,1441503198,948
Conwy799423406.The data item is not applicable302.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable70110.The data item is not applicable3832,784,6772,809,04235528742,649
Denbighshire305370319.The data item is not applicable225.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable8000.The data item is not applicable3053,057,2663,095,81228718242,279
Flintshire185167139.The data item is not applicable134.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable700.The data item is not applicable1411,453,5471,579,54613110126,739
Wrexham531591591.The data item is not applicable202.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable290300.The data item is not applicable5313,344,3963,379,66649833176,873
Powys2,1562,1562,156.The data item is not applicable195.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable2800.The data item is not applicable2232,127,1112,147,266204191,362,041
Ceredigion544591558.The data item is not applicable216.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable39230.The data item is not applicable2782,570,0022,725,99125325266,109
Pembrokeshire348379361.The data item is not applicable294.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable4905.The data item is not applicable3482,434,4252,481,819306420
Carmarthenshire557602589.The data item is not applicable536.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable2100.The data item is not applicable5574,986,6105,053,689485690
SwanseaSwansea provide 30 additional controlled access bed spaces that fall outside of the ‘Emergency bed spaces’ definition.  These were fully occupied on the night of the count2,7891,062851.The data item is not applicable624.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable960112.The data item is not applicable8329,651,62111,045,55183201,582,257
Neath Port Talbot680868761.The data item is not applicable565.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable98161.The data item is not applicable6806,956,8357,105,383597830
Bridgend439468485.The data item is not applicable282.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable351220.The data item is not applicable4394,621,2884,753,268395446,544
Vale of Glamorgan304310318.The data item is not applicable272.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable3000.The data item is not applicable3022,476,7792,533,07526438631,768
Cardiff2,7733,1373,005.The data item is not applicable1,575.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable9871,093.The data item is not applicable2,77317,157,69817,271,2322,70271183,339
Rhondda Cynon Taf884991983.The data item is not applicable784.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable9370.The data item is not applicable8848,717,6528,983,99677211236,000
Merthyr Tydfil116155121.The data item is not applicable83.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable8250.The data item is not applicable1161,315,1641,326,584105110
Caerphilly398382352.The data item is not applicable366.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable3200.The data item is not applicable3982,202,9582,255,22834553125,606
Blaenau Gwent1,299105105.The data item is not applicable104.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable600.The data item is not applicable110810,916851,3467228463,865
Torfaen495620514.The data item is not applicable485.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable901.The data item is not applicable4953,005,8433,056,729462330
Monmouthshire697335264.The data item is not applicable241.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable900.The data item is not applicable2501,495,1591,991,6012446200,732
Newport324371357.The data item is not applicable304.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable2000.The data item is not applicable3242,259,6602,335,809287370

Metadata

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.

Note that, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020, data on Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs) in Wales for 2019-20 were not collected.

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).

Title

Disabled facilities grants

Last update

16 March 2022 16 March 2022

Next update

February 2023

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

Statistical quality

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

Keywords

Housing, Disabled Facilities Grants, (DFGs), Assistance