Stairlift grants in Ireland, grants for people with a disability, mobility aids grants and housing aid for the elderly are all available to those who may need alterations to their home. These grants can greatly assist with the transformation of your home and have been put in place to ensure you don’t have to go to enormous expense in order to enjoy your home.
The team here at Able Healthcare have a wealth of knowledge about the various grants available and will be happy to talk you through the options available. Our focus is on providing you with easy to understand information so that you can get on with the business of upgrading your home without have to worry about the cost. Let’s take a look at some of the schemes available:
Mobility Aids Grant Scheme:
For those of you who may be experiencing mobility issues, the mobility aids grants scheme may be of great assistance. This scheme was first put in place to address the needs of elderly individuals who wished to stay in their own home, however it is also open for those who may have a disability. For those with a disability, you may also apply for the Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability, which may allow you to undertake more extensive works on your home.
Grant for People with a Disability
The mobility aid grants scheme is open to all applicants with an annual household income of less than €30,000 and is available to both home owners and renters. Once you have applied for the grant, your application will be dealt with in order of priority and you may require a report from an occupation therapist to back up your claim. There are a number of conditions that need to be satisfied in order to be successful in your application for a grant, so please feel free to get in touch with us and we will happily talk you through the application process.
Housing Adaptation for People with a Disability
Your local authority provides grants for people with disabilities in your jurisdiction. This grant can be used to make changes to your home that improve your access and egress, make it more accessible and allow you to stay in your home with optimum comfort level. This grant is available to those whose household income does not exceed €60,000. Grants are provided based on the quotations you have sought and only when these are a reasonable cost for the works required. You need to get grant approval prior to starting any works on your home, with the understanding that works will commence within 6 months of a successful approval. You may also qualify for VAT refunds on certain aids and appliances.
If you are contemplating works on your home due to a disability, please get in touch with a member of the Able Healthcare team and we will guide you through the options that are available to you. Our specialist grants experts will be able to tell you exactly what you may apply for a grant for and will be able to assist with any questions you have about your grant application.
There are also a number of other grants available that may be of benefit to you or your loved ones, including the housing aid for the elderly.