Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Cash-strapped home conversion schemes in chaos

LOCAL AUTHORITY home conversion grants for people with disabilities and older people are in chaos around the country as applications far exceed the funding provided by central Government.

Funding for the grants, for vital works such as wheelchair ramps and stair lifts, is at least €22 million short of what is needed by local authorities around the country.

Visit the Irish Times website for the full story.