Fianna Fáil Senator Fiona O’Loughlin has welcomed the announcement of €3,208,663 in adaptation grants to fund improved homes for older people and those with a disability.
Senator O’Loughlin said, “I am delighted that as a Government party we have been able to secure increased funding to support older people and those with a disability to live independently.”
“Many people wish to reside in their homes for as long as possible, and that is something we fully support. My colleague the Minister for older people Mary Butler TD has done huge work since taking office to support this through home help hours and other mechanisms, but the homes themselves must be fit for purpose.”
“Housing adaptations will not only benefit the homeowner, but also the wider local economy by boosting trade and creating employment for local builders and contractors.”
Fiona concluded “This increase in funding will have a real impact for those seeking to remain in their own home.”
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. Additionally, grants of up to €8,000 are available to assist older people to have necessary repairs or improvements carried out on their homes and grants of up to €6,000 are available for mobility aids.