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Breckland Adopt New Disabled Housing Policy

A new housing policy has been introduced in the town of Breckland, Norfolk, that aims to enable elderly vulnerable and disabled people to have access to funding and support

Breckland Council has taken the revised Housing Assistance Policy which will guarantee there is funding available to disabled residents to live independently in their own homes and improve living and housing conditions for vulnerable residents, reports the Eastern Daily Press.

Executive portfolio holder at Breckland Council, Cllr Alison Webb said: “This new policy will help our disabled and vulnerable residents make essential and bespoke housing adaptations that will enable them to continue living independent lives.”

The policy previously offered grants of up to £30,000 per household to finance adaptations, but now the revised policy includes the option for a £10,000 loan, should adaptations for disabled people cost more than the initial grant.

Should a resident’s current property be unsuitable for adaptations, there is now also a grant of up to £6,000 to allow residents to move to a suitable property.

Another separate grant of up to £5,000 is available to help residents remove any potential hazards, such as building and roofing repairs or electrical issues, and another grant of £500 to support day-to-day living by paying for safety and security alterations.

The new policy’s other grants include:

  • Enhance grant for owner-occupiers to use for home improvements.
  • Warm homes grant available to tenants and owners to install central heating.
  • Restore grants to allow owners of long term empty properties to bring them back to a liveable standard.
  • Disabled facilities grant to allow disabled people to live in their own homes.

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