Decision details

Discretionary Disabled Facilities Grant for circumstances outside the current policy

Reference: D856

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Public Protection

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To seek approval to award a Discretionary Disabled Facilities Grant for circumstances outside the current policy

Decision:

THAT:
1)The Portfolio Holder authorises the approval of a Discretionary Disabled Facilities Grant for circumstances outside the current policy

Reasons for the decision:

The priorities within the current Gedling Plan include:
•Reducing hardship and provide support to the most vulnerable
•Improve health and wellbeing
Approving the grant will directly improve the health and wellbeing for Mr Samuels without putting him into further financial hardship and enabling him to remain living independently within his own home.

Alternative options considered:

Consideration has been given to sourcing charitable funding but this is unlikely and could take a number of months to resolve in which time Mr Samuels could have a fall or contract infection in the home due to his complex medical conditions.

Publication date: 10/04/2019

Date of decision: 10/04/2019

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