I welcome the allocation of funding to Galway County Council of €1,887,048 for Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People with a Disability. This represents an increase of 21% on the 2017 allocation.
‘Galway County Council will contribute an additional 20% to the fund bringing the total available to €2,358,810.
‘The funding will assist people over 66 years of age to carry out necessary house repairs and also help homeowners with mobility issues to adapt their houses to suit their needs.
‘Works such as ramps, grab rails, wet rooms, level deck shower can be grant aided.
‘The works are beneficial to people who need their improvement and adaptions and helps keep people living independently longer.
‘I welcome the increase in funding at this time as these grants schemes are very popular and the increase in funding will mean more households will benefit.