Cash boost for Flintshire and Wrexham Care and Repair scheme

Deputy minister for housing and regeneration Jocelyn Davies AM announced the £4.9m Wales-wide package will be awarded to Care and Repair Cymru and to individual Care and Repair agencies across Wales.

Wrexham has been allocated more than £161,000 and Flintshire more than £47,000.

Care and Repair helps older people and people with disabilities to repair, improve and adapt their homes, offering a range of services including advice about housing options and help on funding and technical matters.

Jocelyn Davies said: “Care and Repair provides a valuable service that allows older and disabled people across Wales to continue living safely and independently in their own homes for as long as possible.

“Simple adaptations to a person’s home, such as adding grab rails or improved steps, can have a huge impact on their quality of life.

“As well as health and social care, Care and Repair also has an important role to play in the Assembly Government’s affordability and sustainability agendas.”

She said the funding settlement represents a 9.47 per cent increase on the current financial year.

Vera Brinkworth, head of external affairs at Care and Repair Cymru, welcomed the funding.

She said: “We are delighted with the announcement, especially in today’s economic climate, and it shows a real commitment to older people.”