Do you or a member of your family need a stairlift in the home but are worried about the cost involved?
Did you know that there are housing adaptation grants available, often up to 100%, to help with the cost of purchasing a stairlift and adapting the home to suit your specific needs?
We have many years of experience in the area of grant applications, in every council throughout Ireland, & will guide you through the process with minimum fuss, answering any questions you might have.
Stairlift grants can be applied for at your local County Council. For convenience, you can find your local County Council’s contact information below along with a link to information about stairlift grants. It is best to contact whichever council will process your stairlift grant application as the requirements vary from area to area. The mobility aids grant scheme can cover up to €6,000 towards your new stairlift. This, in most cases, can cover the full cost of a new stairlift.
You must satisfy the local authority that you will occupy the property as your normal place of residence when the works have been done. If you are a tenant, you must also get written approval from your landlord.
Your application for the grant will be prioritised according to your medical need. Highest priority will be given to people who are terminally ill, or where alterations or adaptations would facilitate their discharge from hospital or the continuance of care in their own home.
When the local authority receives your application, it may request an occupational therapist’s (OT) assessment. The local authority can arrange for this, or you can employ an OT yourself and recoup up to €200 of the cost from the local authority as part of the grant, subject to the maximum grant limit of €6,000.
This grant is designed for solutions to mobility problems in the home, for example grab-rails, access ramps or a stairlift.
It’s means-tested to find out if you qualify, and how much help you’ll get. However, you’ll only be eligible if your gross annual income does not exceed €30,000.
Your application will be prioritised based on medical need. Highest priority will be given to people who are terminally ill or where alterations/adaptions would facilitate discharge from hospital. When the local authority receives your application, it may request an Occupational Therapist’s (OT) assessment. The local authority can arrange for an OT assessment, but you can employ an OT to carry out an assessment and recoup up to €200 as part of the total grant up to the maximum you are entitled to.
If you have a disability you may be eligible for a grant to adapt your home. These disabled persons grant covers access ramps, stairlifts, downstairs toilets, accessible bathrooms, extensions and more. Up to 90% grants are available through the Disabled Persons Grant Scheme.