Issue details

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)

Contact: Tim Clarke, Head of Housing and Environmental Health 01255 686745 Email: Email: