Deputy Gabrielle McFadden has welcomed the allocation of more than €243,000 to Longford and Westmeath for the adaptation of local authority housing to meet the needs of tenants with disabilities - Westmeath County Council has been allocated €83,792.
“This funding has been granted to Westmeath County Council so that improvements can be made to local authority housing for tenants with disabilities.
“Thousands of people are living in local authority housing in Westmeath and many of these have disabilities. We need to ensure that the people of the locality are living in homes that are fit for purpose and this funding will go a long way towards making the improvements required.
“Where new houses can’t be identified for tenants with disabilities, we must do everything we can to ensure that their houses are more suitable for them to live in and that is what this funding is intended to do.
“It is important that we continue to work to make Longford and Westmeath a better place for people to live. Funding such as this is essential in raising the standard of living for all people in the community.
“The provision of housing is a priority for this Government. As well as building new homes, it is vital that we upgrade the houses where people are already living. This funding is very welcome and I am confident it will make a big difference to many people.”