To seek approval for an updated Housing
Assistance Policy to offer wider financial support to older and
disabled people to enable them to live independently at home for as
long as possible.
RECOMMENDED to the Executive Member for Adult Services, Health & Housing that
1 The Housing Assistance Policy be approved and reviewed by officers at 5-yearly intervals.
2 Authority be delegated to the Executive Director: People in consultation with the Executive Member for Adult Services, Health and Housing to:
(a) Make minor amendments to the policy to comply with legislation and guidance.
(b) To suspend the approval of any discretionary housing assistance offered in the policy.
(c) To introduce new assistance to help vulnerable, disabled and older residents should funding become available.
(d) To set the annual level of funding to be made available for discretionary assistance offered under the policy, in the first year of implementation to be set at a maximum of 15% of the annual DFG budget.