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Over €500,000 granted for Disabled Person schemes in Shannonside region

Sep 9, 2020 13:09 By Shannonside News
Over €500,000 granted for Disabled Person schemes in Shannonside region Over €500,000 granted for Disabled Person schemes in Shannonside region
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Over 880,000 euro has been granted in the Shannonisde Northern Sound region under the Disabled Person's Grant Scheme and IWILs. Minister for Housing,

Over 880,000 euro has been granted in the Shannonisde Northern Sound region under the Disabled Person's Grant Scheme and IWILs.

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O'Brien has approved funding of approximately €18 million for the schemes nationally.

The Disabled Person's Grant Scheme and the Improvement Work in Lieu of social housing scheme, both allow for extensions and adaptations to make social and private housing suitable for those living in them.

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The schemes see 90% of the funding awarded by the Department while the Local Authority make up the remaining 10%.

In the Shannonside Region Leitrim was awarded at total of 133, 928 euro, Roscommon got 158,677 euro, and Longford was granted 208,613 euro.

The funding has been welcomed by Senators Eugene Muprhy and Micheal Carrigy and Minister of state Frank Feighan.

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