Redbridge receives boost to independent living

Published: 15 May 2019

Redbridge Council has been awarded over £2m to help elderly and disabled residents adapt their home so they can live independently and safely.

The government funding can be used to alter the homes of people who require assistance, including handles near stairs and doors, stair lifts and specialist showers.

The 2019/20 allocation is one of the highest amongst the North-East London boroughs.

Barry Francis, Operational Director of Civic pride, said: “This will have a hugely positive impact on our residents who really need it.   We want help people live in their homes as long as they can and this funding will help ensure residents get the support they need to live independently and comfortably.”

In February 2019, the councils Cabinet agreed a range of new discretionary Home Improvement Grants including an Independent Living Grant and a Security Grant to help make the home environment more suitable for a disabled person to live.

Residents can access the service by calling 020 8708 7333.

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