Mobility Aids Housing Grant Scheme
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The Mobility Aids grant is available to cover a basic suite of works to address mobility problems, primarily, but not exclusively, associated with ageing. The works grant aided under the scheme include:
- Grab Rails
- Access Ramps
- Level Access Showers
- Other Minor Works Deemed Necessary To Facilitate The Mobility Needs Of A Member Of A Household.
The maximum grant available is €6,000 or 100% of the approved cost of works, whichever is the lesser. The grant is means tested and is available to households whose gross annual household income does not exceed €30,000.
Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability
The Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability is available to assist in the carrying out of works which are reasonably necessary for the purposes of rendering a house more suitable for the accommodation of a person with a disability who has an enduring physical, sensory, mental health or intellectual impairment. The types of works allowable under the scheme include the provision of access ramps, downstairs toilet facilities, stair-lifts, accessible showers, adaptations to facilitate wheelchair access, extensions, and any other works which are reasonably necessary for the purposes of rendering a house more suitable for the accommodation of a person with a disability.
The maximum grant available is €30,000. The level of grant available is based on assessment of household income and is means tested. The level of grant may be reduced in accordance with income details submitted.
Housing Aid for Older People
The Scheme of Housing Aid for Older People is available to assist older people living in poor housing conditions to have necessary repairs or improvements carried out. The types of works grant aided under the scheme include re-roofing, re-wiring, and the provision of central heating ( where none exists ).
The maximum grant available is €8,000. The level of grant available is based on assessment of household income and is means tested. The level of grant may be reduced in accordance with income details submitted.
Under this scheme, the local authority may improve or extend a privately owned house to eliminate defects or to provide additional accommodation where it is necessary to eliminate overcrowding or to accommodate a person not at present residing in the house. The carrying out of the works must satisfy the housing needs of the household and result in their removal from the housing waiting list.