Birmingham Staying Independent at Home - Your Views

Closes 10 Dec 2021

Opened 13 Oct 2021

Results expected 17 Dec 2021

Feedback expected 21 Dec 2021


Birmingham City Council has a statutory obligation to deliver the Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) to protect and assist its vulnerable citizens who require aids and adaptation in their homes. These adaptations can be in the form of major or minor works to install changes to the home in order to enable citizens to live safely, independently and with dignity in their community.


Extra flexibility was introduced via the Regulatory Reform (Housing Assistance) (England and Wales) Order 2002 (RRO), which gives local authorities the power to create assistance through grants and services which can help people to maintain their independence without the need for major adaptations. This type of assistance can provide a fast-track for low level adaptations and support. In order to use the powers provided in the RRO the Council must adopt a policy for the provision of the assistance. In co-production with our citizens we are developing a Staying Independent at Home (SIAH) Policy and we would welcome your views.

Why your views matter

Your views are important to us and will be taken into consideration when developing and finalising the Staying Independent at Home Policy for Birmingham.

Through co-production with citizen below are the things that that they told us were important. These will form the basis of how the policy's developed.

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