Nearly £1 million to help the disabled in Calderdale

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Housing Minister Mark Prisk has confirmed £180m to help councils fund the adaptations disabled people need to live independently in their own home.

Calderdale’s share of the Disabled Facilities Grant is £940,000.

It will be used to provide adaptations to homes which will allow disabled people to live independently.

Mr Prisk said that the grant was essential to help people stay in their homes if their circumstances change, providing the support that disabled or vulnerable people need to live independently and comfortably, whether they are homeowners, social tenants or living in rented accommodation.

Ministers have protected the Disabled Facilities Grant programme for the last three years, with a further £185 million expected in next year’s funding.