Section: Aids & Adaptations

Housing funding boost to make more homes accessible for elderly and disabled people across England

Posted 25.01.18
Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government: Article link

Housing and Homelessness Minister Heather Wheeler has confirmed that an additional £42 million will be made available to local authorities for adaptations in homes of elderly and disabled residents.

Some adaptations are low cost, such as grab rails which can be installed for as little as £30 but can prevent a serious fall. Other changes that can be funded include:

The £42 million boost was announced as part of the Autumn Budget and will be additional funding for the Disabled Facilities Grant.


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Reporting on January 2018

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