Wales politics

Care and Repair's £6m to help elderly live at home

Betty Probert and Lesley Griffiths Image copyright Welsh Government
Image caption Betty Probert, 93, tells minister Lesley Griffiths how Care and Repair has helped her

Older people's chances of living at home are being boosted by £6m for ramps, handrails and other measures.

The Care and Repair Service supports more than 40,000 people across Wales every year, the Welsh government said.

Communities Minister Lesley Griffiths said it allowed elderly people to "live safely in the homes they love with the dignity they deserve".

It is claimed the scheme saves more than seven times its cost by reducing hospital and residential care demand.

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