The funding for local housing authorities can be used for modifications such as ramps and stair lifts, level access showers, raised toilets, home extensions and accessible gardens.
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The councils which have been allocated the largest share of the extra funding are:
- Birmingham (£1,007,785)
- Manchester (£675,147)
- Leeds (£649,541)
- Liverpool (£590,796)
- Cornwall (£527,533)
The funding was confirmed earlier this week by housing and homelessness minister Heather Wheeler.
Ms Wheeler said: “The government is committed to helping older and disabled people live independently and safely and this extra funding will ensure more people are getting the help they need.
“Even a small adaptation to a home can make a big difference and help ensure people can stay in their home and do not have to struggle with the stairs or in simply taking a bath or shower.”
The finance was announced as part of the Autumn Budget as additional funding for the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG), which has already been pledged £431m for the 2017/18 financial year.