The charity, Contact, was pleased to see the government heed the advice in their Counting the Costs campaign by agreeing to expand the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG), but this alone will not solve all the many complex housing problems faced by families. Ministers have committed £570m per year so that local areas can deliver the DFG as part of adult social care reform plans, as well as pledged to increase the grant threshold for individual adaptations and to fund a new service focused on minor home repairs. While this is good news, it fulfils just one of the four urgent recommendations made by Contact in light of the worrying findings of their survey.

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