The Council administers in excess of 100
Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) each year. Without external
support and advice from a Home Improvement Agency (HIA) or other
similar support agency many DFG applicants would be unable to
complete the process.
A HIA helps applicants obtain estimates from contractors, prepares and submits the grant application and oversees works on site. The HIAs fees are included within the grant.
The Council has previously had an MOU in place with DG Accessible Designs that is now due for renewal. DGA are the main HIA that operate in the Tendring District currently. DFG applicants are given the option to chose whether they wish to be helped by a HIA.
Decision type: Non-key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/08/2019
Decision due: 15 Aug 2019 by Corporate Director (Operational Services)