Bid to aid disabled who face moving in Pendle

Coun Joe Cooney

Coun Joe Cooney

First published in News

PROPOSED changes to the Disabled Facilities Grants programme will be discussed at Pendle Council’s executive meeting this Thursday.

They will consider whether to introduce a relocation grant of up to £3,000 to help people financially who need to move home because their property isn’t suitable for adaptation.

They’ll also discuss the feasibility of being able to claim back up to £10,000 from grant recipients where a property is sold within 10 years of being adapted.

Coun Joe Cooney, Pendle Council’s leader and executive member for housing and regeneration, said: “We haven’t previously been able to help people financially with house moving costs as this type of assistance falls outside the scope of a Disabled Facilities Grant.

“But we have recognised that this needs to change, which is why we’re putting forward this proposal.

“But we are also in a situation where there’s an ever-increasing demand for Disabled Facility Grants and the demand far outweighs what we have available.”

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