Over €1.8m in housing grants for older people and people with disabilities

A total of €1.88 million in funding has been made available for older people and people with disabilities in County Waterford for adaptation of their homes.
That’s according to Fine Gael Senator Paudie Coffey who is encouraging local people to apply for the grants to help them improve their own homes so that they can continue to reside in them in comfort.
“Older people and people with disabilities with their own homes in Waterford are going to benefit from new Government funding designed to help them to adapt their homes to improve their mobility and access,” he said.
“The funding can be used by older people and people with disabilities to extend their homes to better cater for their needs. It will also provide for housing adaptations to improve mobility aid such as stair lifts and access ramps.”
Senator Coffey added: “Grants of up to €30,000 are available for an adaptation of a home. Up to €8,000 is available for housing aid for older people and up to €6,000 is allocated for mobility aids..
“This is all about improving quality of life for older people and people with disabilities. It is also about helping them to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. This is good for the person in question and it is good for society as a whole.
“These types of schemes are also good news for the construction sector, helping to create jobs in that sector which of course also has a knock on positive effect for the local economy here in County Waterford…
“I hope to see good take up of the scheme by people who need it here in Waterford and I will certainly be encouraging constituents whom I know can benefit to apply for this scheme through the Local Authority.”

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