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Draft Housing Assistance and Disabled Adaptations Policy 2018

01/02/2018 - Draft Housing Assistance and Disabled Adaptations Policy 2018

The Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services has submitted a report which seeks approval from the City Executive Board to implement the proposed changes to the Housing Assistance and Disabled Adaptation Policy.

 

Cllr Rowley, Board Member for Housing, introduced the report by explaining that its purpose was to expand the existing policy and increase the number of residents able to remain in their homes and to facilitate speedier hospital discharges than would otherwise be the case.  Among other things the policy would increase the maximum Adapted Homes Grant to £8,000.

 

The Chair noted the importance of ensuring that the changes were well communicated and sight should not be lost of the importance of paper based communications in Community Centres, doctors’ surgeries etc.

 

The City Executive Board resolved to:

1.       Approve the draft Housing Assistance and Disabled Adaptation Policy.