MAR 01] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Coventry's Disabled Helped To Feel At Home
people living in Coventry have received a £2 million boost to
help them adapt their homes to their needs.
City Council has allocated £1million this financial year and
another £1million will be available in the financial year
beginning in April to the scheme.
extra money is already showing its benefits, with 120 disabled
people being given help.
scheme has been given another boost by increased government
funding, with a a rise of 23 per cent from the Department of
Environment Transport and the Regions.
grants help seriously disabled people to convert/change their home
so they can live independent lives. The grants can pay for a range
of building projects including:
a room/building an extension to provide a downstairs
wheelchair ramps to gain access into/out of their home
a kitchen to provide low level units and cooking facilities
John McNicholas, cabinet member (Environmental Services) said:
these grants do are to vastly improve the quality of life of a
disabled householder and allow them freedom to get around their
though we have invested an extra £2million into the scheme we
acknowledge that there are still people waiting for help.
the extra money the council has put in and the increased
allocation from the Government will allow us to help another
hundred plus disabled people over the next year."