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26 & 27
March 2019

NEC
Birmingham

CDP Certified

Innovations for the Future of Independent Living

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Speaker profile for Paul Smith: Speaking at Naidex

Speaker Name: Paul Smith

Company Name: Foundations

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Paul Smith is on a mission to improve how home adaptations are provided. Trained as a Building Surveyor, he has a unique 25 year background in building design, grant administration, policy development and commissioning.

Winner of multiple national awards, he has introduced a number of innovations that improved the customer experience.

Paul is now the Director of Foundations, the national body for Home Improvement Agencies and lead organisation for improving the delivery of Disabled Facilities Grants in England. In 2016 he started the DFG Champions - featuring free-to-attend regional roadshows and a Facebook group that encourages practitioners to share good practice, support and inspire each other.

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Seminar Title: What is the Disabled Facilities Grant?

The Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) was introduced in 1989 to help people with disabilities to make adaptations to their homes. Since then, hundreds of thousands of people have been supported to live more independently... but often DFG is associated with delays and bureaucracy.

In this seminar we will look at some of the myths and test how well you know the rules and regulations.

Home Design & Build Summit (Theatre 10), 13:15 - 13:45, Wednesday 25th.

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