Service changes help continue current success

Proposals to update Disabled Facility Grant working processes will be put forward to Cabinet next week.

The proposals will help the service to continue a person-centred and efficient approach to completing an increasing number of adaptations and reduce waiting times.

The Disabled Facility Grant Team continue to ensure adaptations for disabled adults and children in Barnsley are completed sooner and have reduced waiting times significantly over the last year.

To improve the service further, they have suggested the introduction of new initiatives including faster decision making processes and grants which will:

  • Help with the cost of moving home to a more suitable and accessible property.
  • Provide Shared Lives Carers and service users with adaptations to the property they live in.
  • Waiver means tests for qualifying service users who require “Fast Track” adaptations.
  • Where appropriate arrange for more than one adaptation to be project managed instead of separately.

Cllr Jenny Platts, Cabinet Spokesperson for Communities, said: “The proposed changes will help the team to continue the successful work they have done in the last year, making sure waiting times for adaptations continue to reduce and ensure people are receiving the best service possible.”

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