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Home modification grants available for Mansfield disabled

Barbara and Alan Mallatratt in their Netherfield Lane home which has benefitted from modifications thanks to a grant from the Council.

Barbara and Alan Mallatratt in their Netherfield Lane home which has benefitted from modifications thanks to a grant from the Council.

PEOPLE with physical disabilites are being reminded about extra funding which is available for them to make modifications to their homes.

We reported in Chad how Mansfield District Council secured an extra £123,000 of Government cash to help disabled people live more comfortably and independently.

The Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) are for people to make adaptations including stair lifts, level access showers and extensions.

The council had already received £463,000 so there is plenty of money available which can carry over to next year if not used.

Alan Mallatratt, of Coggins Lane, Church Warsop has already benefitted from the scheme, installing a walk-in and sit-down shower after making an application for a grant.

Alan is wheelchair bound but the adaptions made to his home have made life a lot easier.

Councillor Derek Evans, portfolio holder for housing strategy and regeneration, is urging more people to make the most of the funds.

He said: “The money is available so I would urge people to apply for it. I will be doing all I can to help make the application process easier and quicker.” People can call 0300 5008080 for more information or visit Mansfield Civic Centre. Referrals can also be given by GPs.

 

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