The changes to the Policy are intended to improve support for Disabled Facilities Grants applicants, improve access to health related urgent repair grants, and encourage the use of low cost loans through Wessex Resolutions. The grants and loans are intended to promote health and independent living by helping with home adaptations, making homes safer and warmer and carrying out essential reapirs. The Empty Property Loans are intended to support owners of Empty Properties by helping with bringing them back in to use.
Why are we consulting?
We have recently reviewed the Decent Homes Policy in the light of feedback and take up of services. These changes are intended to improve support for vulnerable Disabled Facilities and Urgent Grant applicants and enourage take up of low cost Empty Property, Home Improvement and Energy Loans.
What happens next:
At the end of the consultation period we will consider all comments and propose changes to the policy to the Lead Cabinet Member for Housing.