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£2.4M For Disabled People In Dorset


7:40am 3rd April 2013

The Government has announced they'll spend more money supporting disabled people living in Dorset.

The Housing Minister, Mark Prisk, has confirmed councils across England will receive a greater share of the Disabled Facilities Grant, which has been increased to £180 million.

Over £800,000 will be shared between Purbeck District Council, West Dorset District Council and Weymouth and Portland Borough Council - see below for each authority allocations.

It will pay for things like installing housing adaptations or modifications in disabled people's homes, like wider doorways, ramps, handrails and stair lifts.

Any eligible disabled person can apply for the grant through their local council.

Minister Prisk says it will help people continue living independently; ""For many people, the security of being able to stay in your own home in difficult times can have a real impact on their health and wellbeing.

"That's why we've protected the Disabled Facilities Grant. The £180 million I've allocated will help to support people across the country through disability and provide some of our most vulnerable with the help they need to live independently for as long as possible."

Purbeck District Council £149,717
West Dorset District Council £347,717
Weymouth and Portland Borough Council £336,717

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