Agenda Item No. 6
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (SOCIAL CARE AND HEALTH): 19TH MAY 2014
REFERENCE FROM CABINET: 7TH APRIL 2014
C2281 DISABLED FACILITIES GRANT PERFORMANCE 2013-2014 QUARTERS 2 AND 3 (HBMCS) (SCRUTINY COMMITTEES - SOCIAL CARE AND HEALTH, HOUSING AND PUBLIC PROTECTION, & CORPORATE RESOURCES) –
Members were advised on the Council's performance delivering Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) in quarters 2 and 3 of 2013-14.
Since 2008, the Council had acknowledged the time to deliver a DFG, from the first point of contact when clients requested an adaptation through to the delivery of the works, had to be improved. Officer time and financial resources had been invested in the service to secure improvements and this had been reflected in the Council’s subsequent improvement in performance.
On 15 July, 2013, Cabinet was presented with a further report on delivery improvements for DFGs to improve the grant delivery time. Cabinet resolved that a detailed report on Disabled Facilities Grants be brought to Cabinet on a quarterly basis (Minute No C1415).
The quarterly report for the DFG service performance for quarter 2, 2013-14 was attached at Appendix 1 to the report, and the quarterly report for the DFG service performance for Quarter 3 2013-14 was provided in Appendix 2 attached to the report.
This was a matter for Executive decision.
(1) T H A T the report on performance for delivering Disabled Facilities Grant in quarters 2 and 3 of 2013-14 be noted.
(2) T H A T the report be forwarded to the Scrutiny Committees (Housing and Public Protection), (Health and Social Care) and (Corporate Resources) for information.
Reasons for decisions
(1) To note the Council's performance in delivering Disabled Facilities Grant in quarter 2 and 3 of 2013-14.
(2) To inform Members of the Scrutiny Committees (Housing and Public Protection), (Health and Social Care) and (Corporate Resources) of the Council's performance in delivering Disabled Facilities Grant in quarter 2 and 3 of 2013-14.
Attached as Appendix – Report to Cabinet – 7th April, 2014