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Housing: Disability

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 4th March 2016.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of disabled people offered assistance by his Department for the installation of a chair lift in their home in each of the last five years.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)

The Government is committed to helping disabled people live independently in their homes for as a long as possible. That is why, since 2010, we have invested over £1 billion into the disabled facilities grant, providing around 250,000 adaptations to disabled people's homes. The Department for Communities and Local Government does not collect specific information on the number of disabled people offered assistance for the installation of a chair lift in their home. However, information on the overall number of grants completed for the years 2009-10 to 2014-15 is provided in the table below.

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

No. of grants completed

44,102

45,383

43,986

36,874

42,586

33,922

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