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Council to receive funding of €3.4m for Housing Adaptation Grants

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Housing Adaptation Grants – Limerick City and County Council are set to receive funding of €3,442,500 to provide home adaptations for older people and those living with disability and mobility issues.

Council to receive funding of €3.4m for Housing Adaptation Grants

By I Love Limerick correspondent Peter Cooney

Limerick City and County Council are set to receive funding of €3,442,500 to provide home adaptations for older people and those living with disability and mobility issues.

The grants are 80% funded from the exchequer by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, with 20% funding from Limerick City and County Council.

Grants of up to €30,000 are available to support 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.

Minister O’ Donovan stated, “These grants can help create employment opportunities for builders and businesses and help reduce the dependency on our health services by supporting independent living for as long as possible.”

Minister O’Brien commented saying, “That while the current shutdown in construction activity remains in place, people should know that housing adaptation works can continue with the consent of the homeowner and once public health guidelines are adhered to.”

Minister of State Peter Burke added, “I am pleased that funding for our Local Authorities to administer this scheme has been increasing year on year since 2014. This shows the importance that is attached to the scheme and the Government’s commitment to older people and those with a disability.These grants have a huge impact on the quality of life of the many beneficiaries and play a vitally important role in helping people with a disability and people who are reaching an age in life when they are less mobile, to continue to live independently in their own homes.”

“As Minister of State with responsibility for housing for older people and people with a disability, I am fully committed to assisting individuals to stay in their own homes and within their own communities for as long as  possible and these allocations today will facilitate this goal for many” he concluded.”

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