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Private sector adaptations and improvement policy


The Council seeks to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of residents of the borough who live in private sector housing. We do this through the promotion and delivery of a range of assistance that supports residents to live independently and well by providing:

  • statutory Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs)
  • other discretionary assistance that helps to improve and maintain the condition of properties

The key priorities for this policy are to:

  • facilitate disabled and people with mobility issues to live independently in their own homes
  • facilitate people living with cognitive, neuro-diverse and sensory impairments to live independently in their own homes
  • facilitate safe hospital discharge that enables people to receive ongoing health care at home
  • prevent imminent hospital admission, or the need for admission to care, where health and care needs can be met safely at home
  • support the provision of measures that will help vulnerable households feel safe and secure in their own homes and contribute towards maintaining independent living
  • tackle housing conditions that represent a hazard to the occupier's health and wellbeing, focusing on the most vulnerable households to achieve a solution that will meet their longer-term needs
  • meet the needs of disabled residents by supporting the delivery of one-off capital projects


Last modified on 24 March 2023

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