Did you know you can get a housing adaptation grant from your local authority to make your home more accessible?
There are three grants available to help make your home more suitable to your needs. Grants are means-tested and come from your local authority.
- Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability
The Housing Adaptation Grant assists people with disabilities to have necessary adaptations, repairs or improvement works carried out on their homes to make their accommodation more suitable for their needs.
Examples of qualifying works include an extension for an accessible bedroom or bathroom, ramps and grab rails.
The maximum grant is €30,000 which may cover up to 95% of the approved cost of works.
- Mobility Aids Grant
The Mobility Aids Grant is available to cover a basic suite of works to address the mobility problems of a member of a household.
Examples of qualifying works include the provision of ceiling tracking hoists, stair lifts, level access showers, access ramps, grab rails and some minor adaptation works.
The maximum grant is €6,000 which may cover 100% of the costs of the work.
- Housing Aid for Older People Grant
The Housing Aid for Older People Grant assists older people living in poor housing conditions to have necessary repairs or improvements carried out.
Examples of qualifying 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. It is for people aged 66 years or more.
The maximum grant is €8,000 which may cover up to 95% of the approved cost of works.
All three grants are means tested. Find out more about the grants and the application form. You can also get a copy of the application form from the housing grants section of your local authority.
If you need help completing the application form please contact your local Irish Wheelchair Association Community Centre.