Tipperary receives €1,756,500 in funding for Housing Adaptation for Older People and Disabled People.

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In a press release on the 30th of May, the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage an increase of 12% in funding for Housing Adaptation for Older People and Disabled People was announced. “€74.5m exchequer funding combined with local authority contribution ensures over €193 million available to deliver 13000 grants.” 

“Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and Disabled People assist with the necessary adaptations, repairs or improvement works in order to make the accommodation more suitable to the needs of older and disabled people supporting them to live in their homes.” 

“Grants of up to €30,000 are available to assist disabled people carry 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.” 

Speaking on the announcement of this funding Minister Darragh O Brien said: 

“I am delighted that we are able to allocate increased funding in 2024 to ensure delivery of these much needed grants which will allow local authorities to continue to support older and disabled people to live independently and in their own homes. As I travel around the country I am regularly meeting and speaking with people who have received assistance through these grants and the difference they make in helping people to live independently for as long as possible is remarkable. These grants also support local economies, creating employment opportunities for local contractors and businesses which is very important.” 

The funding aims to provide a means for elderly people and disabled people to take the steps necessary to modify their homes so they can “live independently in their own homes.” 

Also commenting on the allocation of this funding Minister Alan Dillon said: 

“I am pleased that funding for our local authorities to administer this scheme has continued to increase year on year since 2014. This Government is committed to this scheme as these grants are fundamental in aiding older and disabled people in their daily lives. These grants have such a positive impact on the home life of the many beneficiaries and play a vital role in helping disabled people 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 disabled people, I am fully committed to supporting individuals to remain at home and within their own communities for as long as possible. The funding announced today will facilitate this goal for many.”

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