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'Evaluation of the Housing Adaptation Grant Schemes for Older People and People with a Disability.

'Evaluation of the Housing Adaptation Grant Schemes for Older People and People with a Disability.
12 Apr 2012

Today, the Housing Agency published its ‘Evaluation of the Housing Adaptation Grant Schemes for Older People and People with a Disability’.  This evaluation was requested by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government in 2010 (DEHLG) to examine the effectiveness of the new schemes and to make recommendations for any necessary improvements.

This in-depth evaluation clearly demonstrates that these grants schemes play an important role in addressing the housing needs of people with disabilities and facilitating older people to ‘age in place’.  Improvements to the scheme have also been identified to help increase effectiveness.  A key point to come from the evaluation is that considerable resources are required to make our housing stock more accessible.  Better design from the onset to make housing more adaptable to the needs of people through the life cycle has clear advantages. A consistent finding from the different pieces of research undertaken for this evaluation was that the housing adaptation grant schemes clearly have a positive impact on successful applicants’ lives.

Download the 'Evaluation of Housing Adaptation Grant Schemes for Older People and People with a Disability' (PDF 1.7mb)

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