Naughten welcomes €1m allocation for housing grants

In Disability, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed the allocation of €1m for housing adaptations for older people and people with a disability living in private houses in County Roscommon. 

“These grants allow individuals to adapt their homes to be more suitable to their needs, particularly in areas such as mobility, and are hugely important in assisting people to remain living independently in their own homes,” stated Minister Naughten. 

“The €1m allocated to Roscommon County Council is an increase on the funding that was available last year and will allow the local authority to provide grants to improve the quality of life of those who may have a disability or who are growing older and less mobile.” 

The grant is 80% funded by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government, with 20% funding from Roscommon County Council. 

Grants are payable in the main to owner-occupied (private) housing. Grants of up to €30,000 are available for an adaptation, up to €8,000 for housing aid for older people and up to €6,000 for mobility aids. 

“This increased allocation builds on the Government’s commitment to housing while also assisting those who wish to remain living independently,” added Minister Naughten.