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To: Helen Whately MP
Increase Disabled Facility Grant in line with inflation
The current DFG maximum of £30,000 was introduced in 2008. There has been NO increase since. If increased in line with inflation it would now be £51, 212 by the end of this year.
Why is this important?
The Disabled Facilities Grant helps people with disabilities make changes to their homes so they can continue to live there.
Thousands of families with disabilities now are faced with making up the shortfall for the grant. For example a 3x3m extension of living space with no adaptations is costed at over £45,000. Therefore families, including my own are forced to try and raise upwards of £15,000. If that money is not available we have to go without vital adaptions to live comfortably and with dignity.