Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (1127)

Robert Troy

Question:

1127. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if he will include the provision of a pathway around a home in the housing adaption works for persons with a disability scheme for 2020 (details supplied). [44299/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Under the Housing Adaptation Grant Scheme for Older People and People with a Disability, there is currently no restriction on the provision of a pathway, where necessary, to allow access to a home.

The detailed administration of the scheme, including the assessment, approval and prioritisation of grants to applicants under the various measures, is the responsibility of the local authorities. It should be noted that any application for the provision of a pathway would require an assessment by an Occupational Therapist, recommending the works.