Tuesday, February 06, 2007

New Deal to help elderly and disabled at home

STAYING safe and secure in their own homes will be made a whole lot easier for Bridgend’s pensioners and disabled thanks to the Labour Welsh Assembly Government.

Last week the Assembly’s Social Justice Minister, Edwina Hart, announced a £136,960 package to provide practical help for older and disabled people in Bridgend to remain living in their homes.

The funding has been awarded to Care & Repair Bridgend, which will make sure that disabled and older people get the help they need to make sure home improvements meet their needs. This is money the Labour Assembly Government has set aside to make life easier for the most vulnerable people in Bridgend.

This 3 per cent increase for Care & Repair Bridgend shows that this Labour Assembly Government is committed to making sure the elderly and disabled can lead their own lives and remain in their own homes.

Simple additions to their home, such as adding garb rails or improved steps, can have a huge impact on their quality of life. And people in Bridgend need the peace of mind that the older and disabled members of their families are safe and secure at home.

Care and Repair Bridgend offer free home checks and all sorts of advice on reputable tradesmen and women, and can be contacted on 01656 648417. This extra money is great news for Bridgend families and I would like to urge people to find out if Care & Repair Bridgend can help them.

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