Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (102)

Colm Keaveney

Question:

102. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide a county breakdown of the total number of housing adaptation grants distributed in 2010 to 2013, inclusive; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5020/14]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

Under the terms of the suite of Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability, which is administered by the local authorities, grants are available to assist households to have necessary repairs or improvement works carried out in order to facilitate the continued independent occupancy of their homes. Three separate schemes are available :

(i) Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability (HAG) which assists people with a disability to have necessary adaptations, repairs or improvement works carried out in order to make their accommodation more suitable for their needs. Grants for up to €30,000 are available for works including the provision of access ramps, stair lifts, accessible toilet and shower facilities, wheelchair access and extensions,

(ii) the Mobility Aids Grant Scheme (MAG) is available to fast track grants of up to €6,000 to cover a basic suite of works to address the mobility problems of a member of a household. Qualifying works include the provision of stair lifts, level access showers, access ramps, grab rails and some minor adaptation works.

(iii) the Housing Aid for Older People Scheme (HAOP) provides grants of up to €8,000 to assist older people living in poor housing conditions to have necessary repairs or improvements carried out. Grant eligible works include structural repairs or improvements, re-wiring, repairs to or replacement of windows and doors, provision of water supply and sanitary facilities, provision of heating, cleaning, painting etc.

I propose to circulate in the Official Report a tabular statement setting out (a) the number of grants paid under Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability (HAG) scheme per Local Authority from 2010 – 2013 and (b) the number of grants paid under the other two schemes.

Table A

Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability (HAG) 2010 - 2013 HAG

County/City Council  

2010

2011

2012

2013

Carlow

68

51

50

44

Cavan

57

48

41

36

Clare

133

112

58

47

Cork

214

110

151

144

Donegal

183

32

63

38

DL /Rathdown

175

89

101

102

Fingal

161

146

85

134

Galway

107

52

25

34

Kerry

133

112

104

79

Kildare

186

51

132

143

Kilkenny

56

72

60

64

Laois

74

73

50

36

Leitrim

49

35

23

12

Limerick

111

95

76

65

Longford

32

25

26

23

Louth

167

68

65

60

Mayo

54

54

49

42

Meath

87

53

34

26

Monaghan

82

44

54

44

North Tipp

53

47

48

36

Offaly

78

45

23

18

Roscommon

95

96

58

76

Sligo

69

69

52

43

South Dublin

234

126

158

112

South Tipperary

103

139

158

53

Waterford

89

83

43

27

Westmeath

95

82

56

42

Wexford

56

48

66

46

Wicklow

55

44

30

21

Cork City

137

131

47

108

Dublin City

992

808

980

667

Galway City

42

74

52

39

Limerick City

101

40

52

34

Waterford City

19

19

18

11

Table B

Mobility Aids Grant Scheme (MAG) & the Housing Aid for Older People Scheme (HAOP) HOAP & MAG

County/City Council

2010

2011

2012

2013

Carlow

136

206

142

79

Cavan

138

138

113

81

Clare

306

397

115

156

Cork

1021

998

1196

251

Donegal

458

302

142

73

DL /Rathdown

45

62

40

35

Fingal

137

116

147

45

Galway

323

511

486

282

Kerry

603

662

505

201

Kildare

356

306

138

16

Kilkenny

241

308

189

95

Laois

235

139

174

77

Leitrim

123

83

85

20

Limerick

266

231

200

162

Longford

245

212

166

120

Louth

77

83

13

9

Mayo

780

583

573

478

Meath

115

81

91

7

Monaghan

140

155

174

99

North Tipp

181

149

106

60

Offaly

85

87

34

48

Roscommon

286

195

93

20

Sligo

203

131

170

38

South Dublin

155

93

117

79

South Tipperary

252

283

173

74

Waterford

127

85

94

13

Westmeath

226

144

125

64

Wexford

464

401

363

109

Wicklow

133

100

90

55

Cork City

265

356

96

177

Dublin City

590

300

257

116

Galway City

32

108

121

61

Limerick City

273

329

268

169

Waterford City

197

133

118

60