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Decision details

Inquiry into Home Adaptations - Evidence session 14

Decision Maker: Plenary - Fourth Assembly, Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly

Status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Purpose:

The Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee undertook an inquiry into home adaptations.

 

The terms of reference were: 

 

  • why there are still significant variations in the time it takes to deliver aids and adaptations funded by Disabled Facilities Grants across Wales;
  • whether sufficient progress has been made on implementing recommendations from the Equality of Opportunity Committee’s 2009 report on home adaptations;
  • what impact reduced resources for housing are likely to have on the provision of home adaptations;
  • is the Welsh Government effectively monitoring the provision of adaptation services; and
  • what more needs to be done to improve home adaption services in Wales

Decisions:

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Minister for Housing and Regeneration. The Minister agreed to provide a note on the following:

 

-       Welsh Government guidance on DFG’s;

-       Guidance on whether means testing is being applied differently accross Local Authorities;

-       The data used in the calculation of the Housing element of General Capital Funding.

 

Publication date: 23/04/2013

Date of decision: 17/04/2013

Decided at meeting: 17/04/2013 - Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Fourth Assembly

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