Orihuela council has launched a €300,000 grant scheme to help senior citizens adapt their homes to their mobility needs.
The grants are available to residents aged over 60 who are on the municipal register (padrón) and receive any kind of pension.
The money can be used to replace baths with showers, stairs with ramps, make door frames wider, and install handrails, balustrades, non-slip tiles and flooring. They can also be spent on prescription glasses, hearing-aids, dental implants, specific beds, household gadgets or equipment to make their life easier and safer. Further information is available from the town hall.