Latest Laois News: Million Euro for Disabled Persons Housing Grant Scheme in Laois
€1,031,693 for Housing Grants for Laois – Fleming
Sean Fleming T.D., Minister of State in the Department of Finance has welcomed the announcement of €1,031,693 to be spent on Disabled Persons Grant Scheme and the Improvement Works in Lieu of Local Authority Housing Scheme in Laois this year.
€928,524 of this funding is provided by the Department of Housing and the 10% balance is being provided by Laois County Council.
Minister Fleming said Laois County Council has the best track record of any Local Authority in Ireland for assisting people with Housing Adaptation Grants for older people and people with a disability living in their own homes.
“The amount of funding and people assisted under these schemes, for the size of the county, is way ahead of any other county in Ireland.”
“Every year I hear T.D.’s from other counties complaining about the lack of progress in their area under these schemes. Laois County Council has always provided the 10% matching funding when other Councils were slower to do so. This has resulted in Laois having a historic high level of funding for this scheme.”
“There is always a high demand for this scheme in Co. Laois and the Council assist as many applicants as possible with funding every year. This is one very important area for assisting elderly people and people with disabilities in their own homes.”
“Finally, this funding is very welcome and I know Laois County Council will do their best to make sure this funding is used to the best advantage in Laois this year. Laois County Council has a very equitable policy in place for helping as many people as possible under this scheme.”