2 February 2016
By Elaine Murphy
€4,684,469 million will be made available in Cork in 2016 for Housing Adaptations for Older People and People with a Disability living in private houses.
Overall €56.25 million is being made available nationally to allow extensions to be built for people with a disability as well as housing adaptations to improve mobility such as stair lifts, access ramps, etc.
The grants that are made available, whether large or small, can greatly improve the quality of life of people with a disability or who are reaching an age in life when they are less mobile. Grants of up to €30,000 are available for an adaptation, up to €8,000 for housing aid for older people and up to €6,000 for mobility aids.
The news was welcomed by West Cork Labour TD Michael McCarthy.
“These schemes are vitally important in assisting older people and people with a disability to continue to live in their own homes and communities with the dignity that they deserve. The funding represents an increase of €5.75 million on the funding allocated for 2015.