Thurrock Council lead the way to delivering the Disabled Facilities Grants

THURROCK Council lead the way on a strengths based approach to delivering the Disabled Facilities Grants

A case study, released last week by the Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN), shares best practices on how Thurrock Council’s Occupational Therapy Team have adopted a strength based approach to delivering the Disabled Facilities Grant to enhance individuals independence and provide overall improvements to their health and wellbeing.

The Housing LIN are housing industry experts bringing together housing, health and social care professionals to demonstrate innovative housing solutions for an ageing population.

Cllr Sue Little, Cabinet Member for Adult and Children’s Social Care, said: “It’s wonderful that the work the team are doing has been recognised and a case study published by the Housing LIN.

“Shifting the focus to early interventions that offer a more preventative approach helps us to ensure an accessible and well-adapted home can be provided to enable an adult or child with a disability to remain in their home for longer, with dignity and with pride.

“The councils strength based approach to provide Disabled Facilities Grants, which is notably different to that of a traditional approach, has seen significant benefits for eligible applicants across the borough.”

To read the full case study visit: https://www.housinglin.org.uk/Topics/type/A-strengths-based-approach-to-delivering-the-Disabled-Facilities-Grant-Thurrock-Council/

For more information and advice on equipment and home adaptations, and Disabled Facilities Grants services visit: www.thurrock.gov.uk/home-adaptations-and-equipment/overview

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