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More funding to support people with disabilities live independently

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Section: Housing for Disabled People

More funding to support people with disabilities live independently

Posted 03.12.20
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Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing Kelly Tolhurst has announced an extra £68 million will help thousands more disabled people to access grants to improve their homes so they can live independently.

The additional funding for councils will help people make the adaptations they need to live safely and independently in their own homes.

The Disabled Facilities Grant funding can be used towards the costs of home adaptations - such as stair-lifts, level access showers, wet rooms, winches, grab rails and ramps.

These can play a critical role in avoiding the need for hospital or care home admission, as well as helping to speed-up discharge from hospital. This funding is in addition to the £505 million paid to councils in May 2020, increasing the overall government investment in the Disabled Facilities Grant to £573 million this year.

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Updated 04.12.20

THIIS: Greater Manchester Combined Authority has lent its support to a campaign calling for the government to ensure that all new homes are built to a higher standard of accessibility

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