Disabled Facilities Grant to fund heating

April 2013: The Department for Communities and Local Government announced last week new funding to help councils fund the adaptations disabled people need to live independently in their own home. The press release states that “Ministers have protected the Disabled Facilities Grant programme for the last 3 years, with a further £185 million expected in next year’s funding.

Included in eligible types of work for funding are:

  • adapting heating or lighting controls to make them easier to use
  • improving or providing a suitable heating system

A document setting out the allocation awarded to each local authority is provided here. Looking at London councils , it can be seen a total of £23.5m has gone to the capital – a breakdown of each borough’s funding is provided below:

Barking And Dagenham £574,717
Barnet £874,717
Bexley £904,717
Brent £1,684,717
Bromley £714,717
Camden £337,717
City of London £13,717
Croydon £904,717
Ealing £1,162,717
Enfield £1,155,717
Greenwich £890,717
Hackney £553,717
Hammersmith & Fulham £463,717
Haringey £840,717
Harrow £514,717
Havering £630,717
Hillingdon £1,627,717
Hounslow £946,717
Islington £605,717
Kensington & Chelsea £299,717
Kingston upon Thames £477,717
Lambeth £516,717
Lewisham £490,717
Merton £448,717
Newham £894,717
Redbridge £738,717
Richmond £604,717
Southwark £519,717
Sutton £554,717
Tower Hamlets £734,717
Waltham Forest £731,717
Wandsworth £542,717
Westminster £524,717
TOTAL £23,482,661


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