Assisted Maintenance Grant scheme

Linda saunders made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to South Northamptonshire District Council

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Dear South Northamptonshire District Council,

Please can you give me details of the Assisted Maintenance Grant scheme and the Private Sector Housing Renewal

Please can you give a copy of the councils policy for both

Please can you give a copy of any appendixes for both, such as appendix A Private Sector Housing Renewal Policy

Please can you give a copy of any decision makers guides for both, and any guidance for both such as determining what is "essential repair" and what items are included and what are not included and by what reason

Yours faithfully,

Linda saunders

South Northamptonshire District Council

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PSHousing (SNC), South Northamptonshire District Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Reference 101000023180

 

Please find below the response to your request under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act.

 

Please can you give me details of the Assisted Maintenance Grant scheme
and the Private Sector Housing Renewal. The Private Sector Housing renewal
is attached which gives reference to the Assisted Maintenance Grants.
Further information regarding the Assisted Maintenance Grants can be found
on the South Northants Council Website.

 

Please can you give a copy of the councils policy for both. As above

 

Please can you give a copy of any appendixes for both, such as appendix A
Private Sector Housing Renewal Policy. As above

 

Please can you give a copy of any decision makers guides for both, and any
guidance for both such as determining what is "essential repair" and what
items are included and what are not included and by what reason. No
decision makers guide available.

 

The Council endeavours to answer requests for information as fully and
accurately as possible. If you are not satisfied with this response, you
may request an internal review by contacting the Chief Executive at South
Northamptonshire Council, The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester NN12 6AD.  If
following the review you are still not satisfied with the Council’s
response, you are advised to contact the Information Commissioner directly
at the Information Commissioners Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF or on [email address].

 

 

Kind Regards,

 

Private Sector Housing

South Northamptonshire Council

 

 

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Dear South Northamptonshire District Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of South Northamptonshire District Council's handling of my FOI request 'Assisted Maintenance Grant scheme'.

Thank you for the information

I am still unclear on what eligible works in Assisted Maintenance Grants
"Essential Repairs"
is defined as.

Please can you attach a list of what is Essential repairs and what is excluded and any reasoning/guidance/policy document detailing this.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...

Yours faithfully,

Linda saunders

Admin, CCC (SNC), South Northamptonshire District Council

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PSHousing (SNC), South Northamptonshire District Council

1 Atodiad

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Reference 101000823180

 

Please find below the response to your further information request under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act.

 

I am still unclear on what eligible works in Assisted Maintenance Grants
"Essential Repairs" is defined as. 

 

The Council’s Assisted Maintenance Grants are discretionary grants. The
Technical Officer dealing with an application is required to visit the
property and to use their professional judgement to determine whether
particular works are essential and, if not undertaken, are likely to be
detrimental to the health and safety of the occupants or cause
deterioration of the property.  Grants are only available to residents who
meet the following criteria set out below

 

-          ANY PERSON IN RECEIPT OF A MEANS TESTED BENEFIT ELIGIBLE FOR A
100% GRANT UPTO A MAXIMUM OF £2000.00

-          ANY PERSON OVER 60 YEARS OF AGE OR WITH A CHILD UNDER 16 YEARS
AND IN RECEIPT OF A DISABILITY PREMIUM/ALLOWANCE ELIGIBLE FOR A 100%
GRANT, UPTO A MAXIMUM OF £2000.00

-          ANY PERSON OVER 60 YEARS OF AGE NOT IN RECEIPT OF A BENEFIT AND
WITH AN INCOME OF LESS THAN £14,200 PER ANNUM, ELIGIBLE FOR A 50% GRANT,
UPTO A MAXIMUM OF £2000.00

-          GRANTS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS WILL BE CONSIDERED
FOLLOWING RECEIPT OF A MEDICAL REFERRAL AND WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A 50%
GRANT UPTO A MAXIMUM OF £1000.00

 

Please can you attach a list of what is Essential repairs and what is
excluded and any reasoning/guidance/policy document detailing this. 

 

I have attached a spreadsheet of all the Assisted Maintenance Grants
awarded for a 5 year period (2011-2016) this gives a brief description of
the relevant work.  In each case this work will have been judged
‘essential by the case officer.

 

Please note that it is the intention of South Northants Council to
discontinue its Assisted Maintenance Grants in their current form in due
course and to replace them with repayable loans.

 

 

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on
the Internet at this address:
[1]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Linda saunders

 

 

The Council endeavours to answer requests for information as fully and
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may request an internal review by contacting the Chief Executive at South
Northamptonshire Council, The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester NN12 6AD.  If
following the review you are still not satisfied with the Council’s
response, you are advised to contact the Information Commissioner directly
at the Information Commissioners Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF or on [email address].

 

 

Kind Regards,

 

Private Sector Housing

 

 

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PSHousing (SNC), South Northamptonshire District Council

1 Atodiad

 

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Reference 101000823180

 

In addition to the information provided below, please find attached an
internal users guide to Assisted Maintenance Grants.

 

Please find below the response to your further information request under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act.

 

I am still unclear on what eligible works in Assisted Maintenance Grants
"Essential Repairs" is defined as. 

 

The Council’s Assisted Maintenance Grants are discretionary grants. The
Technical Officer dealing with an application is required to visit the
property and to use their professional judgement to determine whether
particular works are essential and, if not undertaken, are likely to be
detrimental to the health and safety of the occupants or cause
deterioration of the property.  Grants are only available to residents who
meet the following criteria set out below

 

-              ANY PERSON IN RECEIPT OF A MEANS TESTED BENEFIT ELIGIBLE
FOR A 100% GRANT UPTO A MAXIMUM OF £2000.00

-              ANY PERSON OVER 60 YEARS OF AGE OR WITH A CHILD UNDER 16
YEARS AND IN RECEIPT OF A DISABILITY PREMIUM/ALLOWANCE ELIGIBLE FOR A 100%
GRANT, UPTO A MAXIMUM OF £2000.00

-              ANY PERSON OVER 60 YEARS OF AGE NOT IN RECEIPT OF A BENEFIT
AND WITH AN INCOME OF LESS THAN £14,200 PER ANNUM, ELIGIBLE FOR A 50%
GRANT, UPTO A MAXIMUM OF £2000.00

-              GRANTS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS WILL BE
CONSIDERED FOLLOWING RECEIPT OF A MEDICAL REFERRAL AND WILL BE ELIGIBLE
FOR A 50% GRANT UPTO A MAXIMUM OF £1000.00

 

Please can you attach a list of what is Essential repairs and what is
excluded and any reasoning/guidance/policy document detailing this. 

 

I have attached a spreadsheet of all the Assisted Maintenance Grants
awarded for a 5 year period (2011-2016) this gives a brief description of
the relevant work.  In each case this work will have been judged
‘essential by the case officer.

 

Please note that it is the intention of South Northants Council to
discontinue its Assisted Maintenance Grants in their current form in due
course and to replace them with repayable loans.

 

 

The Council endeavours to answer requests for information as fully and
accurately as possible. If you are not satisfied with this response, you
may request an internal review by contacting the Chief Executive at South
Northamptonshire Council, The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester NN12 6AD.  If
following the review you are still not satisfied with the Council’s
response, you are advised to contact the Information Commissioner directly
at the Information Commissioners Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF or on [email address].

 

 

Kind Regards,

 

Private Sector Housing

 

 

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