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Freedom of Information Request

MND Association

Received: 29 April 2021

Freedom of Information request to London Borough of Barnet Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing to make a request for information to London Borough of Barnet under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please send me answers to the following questions:

* What was your Disabled Facilities Grant budget for the period from 1st April 2019 to 31 March 2020?

* What proportion of the budget mentioned above was spent on DFGs during the period from 1st April 2019 to 31 March 2020?

* How many applications for DFGs did you receive in the period from 1st April 2019 to 31 March 2020?

* How many applications for DFGs did you receive from people living with motor neurone disease in the period from 1st April 2019 to 31 March 2020?

* What proportion of DFG applications received during the period from 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 received a decision within the nationally recommended target timescale of 6 months?

* What proportion of approved DFG applications received during the period from 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 received funding within the nationally recommended target timescale of 1 year?

* Do you currently have a fast -track application process in place to provide DFG funding more rapidly to applicants with urgent needs? If yes, what are the eligibility criteria to access this process?

* How many applications were made under the fast track process (if applicable) during the period from 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020, and how many of these were approved?

* Are there any circumstances in which the DFG mandatory means test is waived and if so what are those circumstances? (e.g. for adaptations under a certain cost or of a certain type)

* How many applications for DFGs did you receive in the period from 1st April 2020 to 31 March 2021?

* What proportion of DFG applications completed during the period from 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021 received a decision within the nationally recommended target timescale of 6 months?

* What proportion of approved DFG applications completed during the period from 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021 received funding within the nationally recommended target timescale of 1 year?

* Do you currently provide a single point of contact for applicants to approach for information and guidance during the process of applying for and receiving DFG funding?

* Do you currently have an accessible housing register for your local authority area that is publicly available?

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20 working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (some exempt) - application/pdf - Download