Housing adaptation grants and aid for elderly deadlines looming
WICKLOW County Council is inviting applications for funding under the terms of the Housing Adaptation Grants, Housing Aid for Older People Grants and Mobility Aid Grants. The closing date for applications is Wednesday, February 22.
Funding will be allocated to applicants on the basis of three priorities.
Priority one will be given to applicants who are terminally ill or mainly dependent on family or a carer, or where alterations/adaptations would facilitate the discharge from hospital or alleviate hospitalisation in the future
Priority two will be for someone who is mobile but needs assistance in accessing facilities, or where, without the adaptation the disabled persons’ ability to function independently would be hindered
Priority three will be for a situation where the applicant is independent, but requires special facilities to improve their quality of life e.g. separate bedroom or living space
The Housing Adaptation Grant will only be a contribution toward the total cost of the works. Any shortfall between the amount of grant offered, and the works invoiced is to be met by the applicant. Works must not commence prior to receipt by the Local Authority of the grant application and written approval from the Local Authority
Anyone with any queries should contact the Housing Office on (0404) 20120.