£30.8m for North West Disabled Home Facilities announced

April 2nd, 2013

 

Housing Minister Mark Prisk today confirmed £30.8m to help councils fund the adaptations disabled people need to live independently in their own home in the North West (see table in Detailed Information below).

 

Councils across England will receive a share of the £180 million Disabled Facilities Grant, which provides financial help to install a wide range of housing adaptations or modifications such as wider doorways, stair lifts and level access showers.

Mr Prisk said that the grant was essential to help thousands of people stay in their homes if their circumstances change, providing the support that disabled or vulnerable people need to live independently and comfortably, whether they are homeowners, social tenants or living in rented accommodation.

Ministers have protected the Disabled Facilities Grant programme for the last three years, with a further £185 million expected in next year’s funding.

Housing Minister Mark Prisk said:

“For many people, the security of being able to stay in your own home in difficult times can have a real impact on their health and wellbeing.

“That’s why we’ve protected the Disabled Facilities Grant. The £180 million I’ve allocated today will help to support people across the country through disability and provide some of our most vulnerable with the help they need to live independently for as long as possible.”

 

Detailed Information

  1. Disabled Facilities Grant allocations for each local authority:

Authorities

Amount Of Grant Payable

(Up To £)

Allerdale

£431,717

Barrow-In-Furness

£453,717

Blackburn With Darwen

£672,717

Blackpool

£936,717

Bolton

£1,118,717

Burnley

£855,717

Bury

£633,717

Carlisle

£667,717

Cheshire East

£704,717

Cheshire West And Chester

£1,102,717

Chorley

£273,717

Copeland

£265,717

Eden

£162,717

Fylde

£370,717

Halton

£647,717

Hyndburn

£357,717

Knowsley

£999,717

Lancaster

£657,717

Liverpool

£2,949,717

Manchester

£2,676,717

Oldham

£749,717

Pendle

£360,717

Preston

£515,717

Ribble Valley

£113,717

Rochdale

£941,717

Rossendale

£357,717

Salford

£1,131,717

Sefton

£1,580,717

South Lakeland

£246,717

South Ribble

£237,717

St. Helens

£1,025,717

Stockport

£869,717

Tameside

£929,717

Trafford

£748,717

Warrington

£674,717

West Lancashire

£441,717

Wigan

£1,412,717

Wirral

£1,633,717

Wyre

£635,717

 

2.  Details of the Disabled Facilities Grant can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/providing-housing-support-for-older-and-vulnerable-people/supporting-pages/helping-older-and-disabled-people-live-at-home-for-longer

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