Dear Blaby District Council,

I am looking into the impact of COVID on the delivery of Disabled Facilities Grants by local authorities.

Could you please provide the following information:

1. Financial - what was your carry forward at the end of 2019/20.
2. Financial - What was the budget in 2020/21 excluding carry forward
3. Financial - What have you spent to date 2020/21 (please specify up to what period).
4. How many adaptations have been completed in 2019/20
5. How many adaptations on average have been completed over the last 5 years to the end of 2019/20.
6. How many adaptations have been completed in 2020/21 (please specify up to what period).
7. What benchmarking do you carry out with other authorities.

Thank you for your help.

Yours faithfully,

s sankey

Freedom of Information Mailbox, Blaby District Council

Dear S Sankey,

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Freedom of Information Mailbox, Blaby District Council

Dear S Sankey,

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I am writing regarding your request for information, which was received on the 08/02/2021. I will be unable to proceed with your request without clarification of the information you are looking for.

Could you please let me know if you wish us just to report back on just DFG, or if we have a regulatory reform order in place, do you wish us to respond to those elements as well.

Do you also require information concerning DFG adaptations, which have been completed as in the building works or completed and paid?

Please note if I do not receive any clarification within one month, I will consider your request closed.

If you wish to discuss any of the above, please email [email address] and quote the above reference number.

Yours sincerely

Information Governance Team, Blaby District Council

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Dear Freedom of Information Mailbox,

Thank you for your speedy response.

Could you please let me know if you wish us just to report back on just DFG, or if we have a regulatory reform order in place, do you wish us to respond to those elements as well. - JUST DFG'S PLEASE

Do you also require information concerning DFG adaptations, which have been completed as in the building works or completed and paid? - WORKS COMPLETED PLEASE.

Thanks very much.

Yours sincerely,

s sankey

Freedom of Information Mailbox, Blaby District Council

Dear S Sankey,

Freedom of Information Request – FOI-21-136

Please find below a response to your request for information, which was received on 08/02/2021, and has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 200 (“the Act”).

1. Financial - what was your carry forward at the end of 2019/20. £666,000
2. Financial - What was the budget in 2020/21 excluding carry forward £585,028 (plus £78,776 allocated 9th Dec 2020)
3. Financial - What have you spent to date 2020/21 (please specify up to what period). £299,582 up to end of quarter 3 Dec 2020
4. How many adaptations have been completed in 2019/20 81
5. How many adaptations on average have been completed over the last 5 years to the end of 2019/20. 230 (data from 2018/2019, 2019/2020 and 01/04/20 – 31/12/20)
6. How many adaptations have been completed in 2020/21 (please specify up to what period). 43
7. What benchmarking do you carry out with other authorities. Locally with other Leicestershire districts

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Yours sincerely

Information Governance Team, Blaby District Council

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Dear Freedom of Information Mailbox,

Thank you very much for your responses:

4. How many adaptations have been completed in 2019/20 81
5. How many adaptations on average have been completed over the last 5 years to the end of 2019/20. 230 (data from 2018/2019, 2019/2020 and 01/04/20 – 31/12/20)
6. How many adaptations have been completed in 2020/21 (please specify up to what period). 43

Just for clarification, can I assume
adaptations in 2019/20 - 81
adaptations in 2020/21 upto end of dec 43
adaptation over last 5 years to end of 2019/20) - (230 less partial year 2020/21 43), ie 187 over previous 2 years ie 93.

Thanks again

Yours sincerely,

s sankey

Freedom of Information Mailbox, Blaby District Council

Dear S Sankey,

Thank you for your email.

Your request has been referred to the relevant team for a response.

Information Governance Team

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Dear Freedom of Information Mailbox,

Thank you for your email on 15 March. Have you got the clarification from the appropriate dept yet?

Yours sincerely,

s sankey

Freedom of Information Mailbox, Blaby District Council

Dear Sankey,

I have reminded the team of your additional questions.

Yours Sincerely

The Information Governance Team

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Freedom of Information Mailbox, Blaby District Council

Dear S Sankey,

The team has now responded to your three supplemental questions.

The figures are all counted as weekdays only

Yours Sincerely

The Information Governance Team

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