FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

29 April 2021

Freedom of Information request to East Hertfordshire Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing to make a request for information to East Hertfordshire under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please send me answers to the following questions:

* What was your Disabled Facilities Grant budget for the period from 1st April 2019 to 31 March 2020?

* What proportion of the budget mentioned above was spent on DFGs during the period from 1st April 2019 to 31 March 2020?

* How many applications for DFGs did you receive in the period from 1st April 2019 to 31 March 2020?

* How many applications for DFGs did you receive from people living with motor neurone disease in the period from 1st April 2019 to 31 March 2020?

* What proportion of DFG applications received during the period from 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 received a decision within the nationally recommended target timescale of 6 months?

* What proportion of approved DFG applications received during the period from 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 received funding within the nationally recommended target timescale of 1 year?

* Do you currently have a fast -track application process in place to provide DFG funding more rapidly to applicants with urgent needs? If yes, what are the eligibility criteria to access this process?

* How many applications were made under the fast track process (if applicable) during the period from 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020, and how many of these were approved?

* Are there any circumstances in which the DFG mandatory means test is waived and if so what are those circumstances? (e.g. for adaptations under a certain cost or of a certain type)

* How many applications for DFGs did you receive in the period from 1st April 2020 to 31 March 2021?

* What proportion of DFG applications completed during the period from 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021 received a decision within the nationally recommended target timescale of 6 months?

* What proportion of approved DFG applications completed during the period from 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021 received funding within the nationally recommended target timescale of 1 year?

* Do you currently provide a single point of contact for applicants to approach for information and guidance during the process of applying for and receiving DFG funding?

* Do you currently have an accessible housing register for your local authority area that is publicly available?



East Herts Council Response

21 May 2021

Freedom of Information Act –  Information Request –

Further to your Freedom of Information request regarding:Disabled Facilities Grants

This is a function carried out by Hertfordshire County Council therefore your request should be sent to [email protected]

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire

Telephone 0303 123 1113 

https://ico.org.uk/

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

I apologise that your request cannot be met and should you have any further queries or information needs in the future then please contact me.

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

Thank you for your request.