Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People & People with a Disability
Kilkenny County Council administers grants to assist persons in carrying out works for the purposes of rendering a house more suitable for their needs.
Kilkenny County Council administers a number of grant options to assist older people and people with a disability in carrying out works which are necessary for the purposes of rendering a house more suitable for their accommodation needs.
These include: -
- Housing Aid for Older People Grant
- Housing Adaptation Grant for a Person with a Disability
- Mobility Aids Grant Scheme
Further details regarding the three schemes are available from:
Kilkenny County Council
Johns Green House
Housing Aid for Older People
The Scheme of Housing Aid for Older People is available to assist people aged 66 years or older living in poor housing conditions to have necessary repairs or improvements carried out. The types of works grant aided under the scheme include structural repairs or improvements, re-wiring, repairs to/replacement of windows and doors, the provision of heating, water and sanitary services.
Housing Adaptation Grant for a Person with a Disability
This grant is available to assist in the carrying out of works which are reasonably necessary for the purposes of rendering a house more suitable for the accommodation of a person with a disability who has an enduring physical, sensory, mental health or intellectual impairment. The types of works allowable under the scheme include the provision of access ramps, downstairs toilet facilities, stair-lifts, accessible showers, adaptations to facilitate wheelchair access, extensions, and any other works which are reasonably necessary for the purposes of rendering a house more suitable for the accommodation of a person with a disability. The level of grant aid available is determined on the basis of gross household income and shall be between 30% - 95% of the approved cost of the works.
Mobility Aids Grant Scheme
The Mobility Aids Housing Grant is available to cover a basic suite of works to address mobility problems, primarily, but not exclusively, associated with ageing. The works grant aided under the scheme include the following: - Grab-rails, Access ramps, Level access showers, Stair-lifts and other minor works deemed necessary to facilitate the mobility needs of a member of a household. The effective maximum grant is €6,000 or 100% the cost of the works, whichever is the lesser and the grant is available to households whose gross annual household income does not exceed €30,000.