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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]Wales5,8264,8244,597.3,222..37077452.4,12132,475,90233,543,2163,7014202,005,039
WalesIsle of Anglesey889182.78..1000.88692,267700,10179955,750
Gwynedd777777.58..1900.77598,188602,7367340
Conwy174119116.86..2800.114797,084799,9671059232,506
Denbighshire9612390.79..1700.96805,992820,21987915,750
Flintshire143106106.96..100...1061,065,1611,118,9778917124,256
Wrexham193276276.77..40112.1931,412,6831,427,6881811291,300
Powys204217217.69..1900.88811,426825,2947216321,769
Ceredigion198212212.91..1480.1131,141,4711,195,365882574,339
Pembrokeshire154172157.136..1701.1541,016,2701,085,25198560
Carmarthenshire238239241.229..900.2381,982,2592,019,768203350
Swansea1,034407316.297..2603.3263,331,1473,739,8963260644,310
Neath Port Talbot324373333.274..5000.3242,957,2713,041,870279450
Bridgend256274277.171..26590.2562,351,7152,363,506237190
Vale of Glamorgan142149145.127..1500.1421,159,0201,176,911123197,993
Cardiff800991953.428..342336.8004,893,9614,925,9627683232,001
Rhondda Cynon Taf331291289.290..3740.3313,001,0363,063,798296350
Merthyr Tydfil585959.48..840.60483,671496,33454612,663
Caerphilly143180181.133..1000.143860,373879,4161281588,350
Blaenau Gwent7697373.79..100.80598,133616,6095327206,191
Torfaen191226191.190..100.1911,185,2111,195,30218470
Monmouthshire763561.58..600.64409,804466,25964097,862
Newport137134145.128..900.137921,761981,986114230

Metadata

Title
Disabled facilities grants

Last update
8 February 2018 8 February 2018

Next update
February 2019

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