More than €330,000 funding has been secured for the Disabled Persons Grant Scheme in Donegal.
The Disabled Persons Grant Scheme provides funding for extensions and adaptations to existing social housing stock such as grab rails, disabled access ramps and wet rooms. The scheme also provides extensions in cases of overcrowding.
In addition, 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.
Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy TD approved the funding earlier this week which will see Donegal receive €337,830. Donegal County Council will contribute €33,783 of this sum.
Minister Murphy says; “This will greatly improve the housing conditions for those living with disabilities and addresses issues of overcrowding in existing social housing stock, while Improvement Works in Lieu provide an alternative to social housing for approved social housing applicants currently in private accommodation.”
Donegal TD Minister McHugh said; “The Minister has assured me he will continue to keep the scheme under review and will consider providing further funding later in the year if the need arises.”Tags: