Dáil Éireann - Volume 522 - 29 June, 2000
Written Answers. - Housing Aid for the Elderly.
Mr. N. Ahern Mr. N. Ahern
188. Mr. N. Ahern asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government if there is any special grant available for the provision of  indoor toilet facilities for elderly people and others; if the disabled persons extension grant scheme could be used automatically in this regard where the applicant is over 75/80 years of age; and the options available to such persons in privately owned houses. [19026/00]
Mr. Molloy Mr. Molloy
Minister of State at the Department of the Environment and Local Government (Mr. Molloy): There is a number of options currently available to assist lower income households and elderly persons in particular to secure necessary improvement works to privately owned houses. These include the disabled persons grant scheme, the essential repairs grant scheme, the improvement works in lieu of local authority housing scheme, the task force on special housing aid for the elderly and the local authority house improvement loan scheme.
It is a matter for the individual local authorities to decide on issues including the circumstances in which any of these schemes of assistance are appropriate other than assistance under the task force which is administered by the health board.
Dáil Éireann 522 Written Answers. Housing Aid for the Elderly.