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Housing Assistance Policy


This policy has been developed and will be implemented in accordance with relevant Housing Acts and subsequent orders including provisions of the Regulatory Reform (Housing Assistance) (England and Wales) Order 2002.

The policy reflects updated legislation and best practice as set out in documents such as:

  • "Delivering Housing Adaptations for Disabled People:  A Good Practice Guide'', (CLG, 2006)
  • "Home Adaptations for Disabled People. A detailed guide to related legislation and good practice (Home Adaptations Consortium)
  • ''Lifetime Homes, Lifetime Neighbourhoods: A National Strategy for Housing in an ageing society" (CLG, 2008)
  • Health and Housing Safety Rating System as defined in the Housing Act 2004

The policy replaces the following Council policies:-

  • Housing Improvement Policy 2004-2005 - Approved 01.04.2005
  • Disabled Facilities Grant Policy April 2005 - Approved 01.04.2005
  • Disabled Facilities Grant Policy May 2012 - Approved 28.05.2012

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