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DISABILITY ADAPTATIONS FOR DONEGAL HOUSES

Does your home require an update to meet your needs? The Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability is provided by the Donegal County Council (DDC). We are approved by the DCC to carry out the adaption service on their behalf. Continue reading to learn about grant eligibility and usage.
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Disability Adaptations in Donegal

Is it time to upgrade your home to suit your needs? The Donegal County Council (DCC) offers a Housing Adaptation Grant for People with Disabilities. The DCC has given us approval to perform the adaptation service on their behalf. Continue reading to find out whether you qualify for a grant and how to use it.

What type of home is qualifies for the grant?

Your home can qualify for this grant if it is any of the following:

  • It is privately owned (by you or your family);
  • Rented from a landlord who has a lease agreement on file with the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB). The landlord's permission is required;
  • Supported by an Authorised Housing Body (see housing.gov.ie for a list of these);
  • A collective residence is a form of housing where people live in group homes.

Who can apply?

People with a physical, visual, mental health, or intellectual disability are eligible for this grant. It's for significant changes that are needed to make the house more accessible.

What can the grant be used for?

You can use this grant to improve access in your home like adding:

  • A ramp or other means of getting into your house;
  • Handrails;
  • A bathroom with an open shower or a toilet on the ground floor;
  • The use of a stairlift;
  • Wheelchair accessibility;
  • An extension (usually for a bedroom and/or bathroom to accommodate a disabled person).

How much does the grant cover?

The amount you receive is determined by your household income in the previous tax year. You can get a detailed rundown of the grant's coverage and costs here.

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