There are a number of grants available for adapting your home to meet the needs of the person you are caring for. You can apply for these through your local authority, the links below are to Dublin City Council, you will need to contact your local authority to get the relevant form for that area.
From Tuesday 30th April 2013 applications for Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability and Mobility Aids Grant and Housing Aid for Older People will only be accepted from applicants who are of the highest medical priority. Further detail can be obtained by contacting the Home Grants Office on Tel: 01 2222195.
Click Dublin City Council: Renovate Your Home for more information
- Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability
The Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability is there to help people have works done which are reasonably necessary to make a house more suitable for a person with a disability to live in. The person’s disability must be lasting and involve physical, sensory, mental health or learning difficulties. The types of works covered include the fitting of access ramps, downstairs toilet, stair-lifts, level access showers, changes to allow wheelchair access, extensions, and any other works which are reasonable necessary to make a house more suitable for a person with a disability to live in.
- The Mobility Aids Housing Grant Scheme
The Mobility Aids Housing Grant Scheme covers a basic range of works to fix problems with mobility most often, but not always, caused by aging. The works covered include grab rails, access ramps, level access showers, stair-lifts, and other small works reasonably necessary to make a house more suitable for a person with mobility problems to live in.
- The Housing Aid for Older People Grant Scheme
The Housing Aid for Older People Grant Scheme is there to help older people living in poor housing conditions to make necessary repairs or improvements to their houses. The types of works covered by the scheme include re-roofing, re-wiring, putting in central heating (where none exists).
Older People Grant Scheme see website for more information
The amount of your grant is calculated on the basis on your gross household income. This includes both you and your spouse/partner (if applicable).
The table below shows the grants available based on different types of income
Gross Maximum Household
% Of Costs Available
Maximum Grant Available
Up to €30,000
€30,001 - €34,000
€34,001 - €38,000
€38,001 - €42,000
€42,001 - €46,000
€46,001 - €50,000
€50,001 - €54,000
€54,001 - €65,000
In excess of €65,000
No grant is payable
No grant is payable