€2m to help older Kilkenny people and those with disability to stay in their home
Kilkenny County Council will receive almost €2 million in funding to support home adaptations for older people and those living with a disability in private houses.
The funding of €1.9 million for Housing Adaptation Grants locally was announced by Kilkenny TD John Paul Phelan.
Deputy Phelan said: “I am delighted that Kilkenny County Council has a combined total of €1,936,326 to support people in Kilkenny with the necessary requirements they need to live in their homes. This includes €1,549,061 in exchequer funding and a further €387,265 in local authority funding.
“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 living in poor housing conditions 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.
The local Fine Gael TD (pictured below) added: “The Government remains committed to supporting older people to live in their own home with dignity and independence, for as long as possible. We also want to empower and give those with a disability the ability to choose the supports that most meet their needs.”