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Freedom of information request response - 05239

FOI request

FOI ID number
05239
Regarding
Disabled Facilities Grants
Request
  • What was your Disabled Facilities Grant budget for the period from 1st April 2016 to 31 March 2017?
  • What proportion of the budget mentioned above was spent on DFGs during the period from 1st April 2016 to 31 March 2017?
  • How many applications for DFGs did you receive in the period from 1st April 2016 to 31 March 2017?
  • How many applications for DFGs did you receive from people living with motor neurone disease in the period from 1st April 2016 to 31 March 2017?
  • How many applications for DFGs were rejected in the period from 1st April 2016 to 31 March 2017?
  • How many applications for DFGs from people living with motor neurone disease were rejected in the period from 1st April 2016 to 31 March 2017?
  • Please provide a breakdown of the reasons for rejecting DFG applications in the period from 1st April 2016 to 31 March 2017.
  • What proportion of DFG applications received during the period from 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017 received a decision within the nationally recommended target timescale of 6 months?
  • What proportion of approved DFG applications received during the period from 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017 received funding within the nationally recommended target timescale of 1 year?
  • Do you currently have a fast –track application process in place to provide DFG funding more rapidly to applicants with urgent needs?
  • How many applications were made under the fast track process (if applicable) during the period from 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017, and how many of these were approved?
  • How many requests for funding under £1000 for equipment and adaptations were received during the period from 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017, and how many of these were approved?

Our response

Response
  • What was your Disabled Facilities Grant budget for the period from 1st April 2016 to 31 March 2017? £250K
  • What proportion of the budget mentioned above was spent on DFGs during the period from 1st April 2016 to 31 March 2017? 55%
  • How many applications for DFGs did you receive in the period from 1st April 2016 to 31 March 2017? 53
  • How many applications for DFGs did you receive from people living with motor neurone disease in the period from 1st April 2016 to 31 March 2017? None
  • How many applications for DFGs were rejected in the period from 1st April 2016 to 31 March 2017? None
  • How many applications for DFGs from people living with motor neurone disease were rejected in the period from 1st April 2016 to 31 March 2017? None
  • Please provide a breakdown of the reasons for rejecting DFG applications in the period from 1st April 2016 to 31 March 2017. N/A
  • What proportion of DFG applications received during the period from 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017 received a decision within the nationally recommended target timescale of 6 months? 100%
  • What proportion of approved DFG applications received during the period from 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017 received funding within the nationally recommended target timescale of 1 year? 100%
  • Do you currently have a fast –track application process in place to provide DFG funding more rapidly to applicants with urgent needs? No
  • How many applications were made under the fast track process (if applicable) during the period from 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017, and how many of these were approved? N/A
  • How many requests for funding under £1000 for equipment and adaptations were received during the period from 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017, and how many of these were approved? None
Response date
16 May 2018