Increased funding for Home Adaptions
Date Published: 7 August 2020
The Minister for Housing, Darragh O'Brien has announced an increase in funding for Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability who are living in private houses.
These grants support home adaptations for older people, people with a disability and people with mobility issues. This enables older people and people with disabilities to remain living independently in their own homes.
Announcing the increase Minister for Housing Darragh O'Brien said:
"I am pleased to be in a position to increase the funding again for this important scheme in 2020, with all local authorities receiving an increase in funding compared to their 2019 allocation. These grants have had a huge impact on the quality of life of the many beneficiaries and play a vitally important role in helping people with a disability and people who are reaching an age in life when they are less mobile, to continue to live independently in their own homes."
You can find out more information about the Housing Adaption Grants for Older People and People with a Disability, and how to apply, on the Citizens Information website here.
When it comes to independent living there are a number of improvements that can be made to the bathroom area to increase comfort and safety; and conveniently, these can all be bought in one pack - called the Doc M Pack.
The Doc M Pack has been purposed designed to include the products needed to comply with the latest building regulations relating to special needs.
The Doc M Pack includes:
- 450mm 2 tap hole mounted wash basin
- Mono-bloc spray mixer tap
- Easy operational flush handle
- Raised height WC
- White ergonomic toilet seat with lid-soft closing
- Close coupled cistern with screw down lid
- White grab rail
- White fold up grab rail
- Full flush 6 litres, half flush 4 litres mechanism
- White bottle trap
In this video Siobhan from our Sales Team explains more about the products that are in the Doc M Pack and how they can help to increase comfort and safety for older people and people with mobility issues. She also goes into detail about some of the easy-to-use showers that we stock that have temperature limits to help avoid scalds.
As well as the Doc M Pack we also stock a large range of highly anti-slip tiles, which further enhance the safety of your bathroom without compromising on style.