Funding for home Adaptations can be life changing – Minister Joe O’Brien
3rd March, 2021
Fingal County Council have been allocated significant funding to improve homes of older people and people with a disability
Minister O’Brien Joe O’Brien has welcomed the news of €2,743,122 in funding to improve homes of older people & people with a disability.
The fund, which supports home adaptations for older people, those with a disability and people with mobility issues, is 80% exchequer funding through the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, with 20% funding from the relevant local authority.
This, along with the funding from Fingal County Council brings the combined total to €3,428,903.
Grants of up to €30,000 are available to assist people with a disability in carrying out necessary works to make a house more suitable for their needs, up to €8,000 to assist older people to have necessary repairs or improvements carried out and up to €6,000 for mobility aids.
Commenting Minister O’Brien said, “These grants are important as they help our older citizens and those with disabilities and mobility issues in Fingal to remain living independently in their own homes for longer should they wish and will also facilitate early return from hospital.”
“There is always such a huge demand on these grants. It can be life changing for a person to get their home adapted to facilitate their needs."
“It is really important so that our citizens get the help they need to live safely in their own homes, and these grants are important as they help our older citizens and those with disabilities and mobility issues in Fingal to remain living independently in their own homes for longer should they wish and will also facilitate early return from hospital,” he concluded
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