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Increase in home adaptions

Published on Monday, 4th May 2020

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More than 70 grants were sanctioned to adapt homes for disabled people in Hambleton last year which led to the completion of 76 adaptations – a 65% rise on the previous 12 months.

Hambleton District Council sanctioned the adaptations – costing £590,000 - through its disabled facilities grants scheme which covers a variety of items including stair lifts, ramps and accessible bathrooms.

The authority has a contract with Yorkshire Housing’s Swale Home Improvement Agency to undertake the works.

“We saw a big rise in grants allocated over the last 12 months – 30 more than the previous year,” said Cabinet Member, Councillor David Webster.

“These home adaptations enable disabled and other vulnerable people to continue to live independently at home and with a better quality of life.”

You can find more information, including criteria for eligibility and how to apply below:

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