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More than £250,000 to help older and disabled people live independently 

Kit Malthouse MP

North West Hampshire’s local authorities have been allocated £256,378 from the government — to help older people and those with disabilities live safely and independently in their own homes. 

The grants are available for homeowners, private renters and people in social housing, and can be used for making adaptations to their home. 

As part of £50 million distributed to local authorities across the country, Test Valley has received £120,026 while Basingstoke and Deane has been allocated £136,352.

Kit Malthouse MP said: 

“If you’re a disabled local resident and experiencing difficulties at home, be it getting in and out of your bath or climbing the stairs, then get in touch with your local authority. These grants can be used to made adaptations to homes such as installing wheelchair ramps, handrails or stairlifts. This is a very important investment — it will improve quality of life and free up hospital beds. I’m pleased we can make this funding available.”

Since 2010, there have been almost half a million home adaptations across the country, backed by £4.8 billion in funding.