Disabled funding gets boost
THERE'S some good news for those looking for funding for improvements in the lived of disabled people in County Wexford.
Almost €400,000 has been secured locally for the Disabled Persons Grant Scheme which provides funding for extensions and adaptations to existing social housing stock such as grab rails, disabled access ramps, wet rooms, etc. The scheme also provides extensions in cases of overcrowding.
announcing the funding, Minister Paul Kehoe said the scheme provides funding for Improvement Works in Lieu in order to improve or extend privately owned accommodation where the occupant is already approved for social housing, reducing the strain on current social housing stock. 'Some €354,467 will be paid by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, with an additional €39,385 coming from our Local Authority,' said the minister. 'I have worked closely over the years with people to assist them in making applications to this scheme, which provides much need adaptations for people with a variety of disabilities and needs. I would urge anyone requiring support or assistance to call into my constituency offices. This funding will greatly improve the housing conditions for those living with disabilities.'