Funding is provided for local authorities expenditure incurred on the suite of adaptation grants for older people and people with a disability.
The suite of grants available to private home owners are 80% funded by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, with a 20% contribution from the resources of each local authority. Three distinct grant types are available.
- the Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability assists people with a disability to have necessary adaptations, repairs or improvement works carried out in order to make their accommodation more suitable for their needs.
the Mobility Aids Grant is available to fast track grants to cover a basic suite of works to address the mobility problems of a member of a household. Qualifying works include the provision of stair lifts, level access showers, access ramps, grab rails and some minor adaptation works.
- the Housing Aid for Older People Grant assists older people living in poor housing conditions to have necessary repairs or improvements carried out. Grant eligible works include structural repairs or improvements, re-wiring, repairs to or replacement of windows and doors, provision of water supply and sanitary facilities, and provision of heating.