The Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) Crisis WhitepaperWith the Better Care Fund (BCF) has your Health & Wellbeing Board given full consideration to:

  • The significant savings that Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) funded adaptations can deliver.
  • Your region’s amount of local authority funded DFG contribution – is it enough and what are the consequences if it isn’t?
  • The potential need to top-up your DFG fund from the BCF to meet local demand.

In our new White Paper “The DFG Crisis & The Better Care Fund”, find out how well planned and timely DFG funded home adaptations can:

  1. Save your region £millions in reduced home care, residential care and hospital costs.
  2. Help your region gain a share of the £1billion of Better Care Funding that is performance related.

 

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Home Care Cost Savings

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Home adaptation costs are usually much lower than the home carer costs they eliminate the need for.

Save up to £4.00 for every £1.00 spent on adaptations

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Residential Care Home Cost Savings

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A typical home adaptation, costing £7,000, can delay entry to residential care by up to 4 years, saving up to £73,000 per person (based on average home costs of £20,000 per year).

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Hospitalisation Costs

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Level access showers and fitting grab rails around the house can reduce the risk of falls by 60%. With the average cost of a hip fracture being £28,665 savings made from fall reduction alone can be significant.