Over €1.7m in funding has been allocated to Donegal for Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability.
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, up to €8,000 to assist older people to have necessary repairs or improvements carried out and up to €6,000 for mobility aids.
The fund, which supports home adaptations for older people, those with a disability and people with mobility issues, is 80% exchequer funding through the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, with 20% funding from local authorities.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, and Donegal T.D., Charlie McConalogue, welcomed the announcement by his colleagues Ministers O’Brien and Burke of a €75m national fund and said: “I am delighted to welcome the allocation of increased funding to Donegal County Council to allow it to continue to support older people and those with a disability to live independently.”
He concluded: “Home adaptations help to support independent living for as long as possible and will also help boost Donegal’s economy by creating employment opportunities for local contractors.”