BHTA Foundations webinar
The British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) is working with Foundations UK to deliver a free informative webinar to professionals that work with housing adaptations and associated equipment on what the new Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) guidance means.

Last month, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) and Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) released 91-page guidance about how to deliver effective DFG-funded adaptations to best serve the needs of older and disabled people. It is the first update in 18 years and details existing policy frameworks, legislative duties and powers, together with recommended best practice.

The extensive guidance covers a wide range of topics, including how assistive technology can be included as part of a home adaptations package to help people live safely and independently.

To help professionals and adaptations equipment providers better understand this new guidance, Foundations UK Director and DFG guru Paul Smith will present a free one-hour webinar titled ‘Demystifying DFGs – Understanding the rules and speeding up the process’.

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The webinar will run via Zoom on 4 May at 2pm, and interested participants can register for free here.

By attending, professionals will understand who is eligible for a DFG and what it can pay for, learn what the typical DFG process involves, and discover how to speed up the funding and provision process.

This will be an interactive session, so there will also be the opportunity for a Q&A with Paul.

Paul is on a mission to improve how home adaptations are provided. Trained as a building surveyor, he has a unique 30-year background in building design, grant administration, policy development and commissioning.

Paul is now the Director of Foundations, the national body for home improvement agencies in England. He was one of the authors of the independent review of DFGs in 2018 and worked with government to develop the new DFG guidance.

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