Over €2m In Funding For Housing Adaptation Grants In Kerry

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THE Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government has announced funding totalling over €2 million (€2,568.365 in total including KCC’s 20% match funding) for Kerry County Council for the 2020 Housing Adaptation Grant for Older People and People with a Disability living in private houses.

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley welcomed the news saying “the increased funding continues to support home adaptations for older people, people with a disability and people with mobility issues. It will enable older people and people with disabilities to remain living independently in their own homes for longer should they wish and will also facilitate early return from hospital.”

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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.

Grants of up to €8,000 are available to assist older people living in housing conditions that require improvements to have necessary repairs or improvements carried out and up to €6,000 for mobility aids to address mobility problems for a member of the household.

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