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  • Government ramps up funding for home adaptations

    Thousands of older and disabled people will benefit from extra Government funding for home adaptations, such as ramps, stair lifts and easy-access showers. Communities Minister Baroness Andrews today announced the increases in the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) as part of a package of measures designed at helping people live independently in their own homes for longer.

    • Added: 4 December 2007
    • Site: Corporate
  • Healey leads Government tribute to local flood heroes

    Local heroes who showed courage, ingenuity and community spirit during and in the aftermath of this summer's floods are being recognised at an official Government reception at historic Lancaster House later today.

    • Added: 3 December 2007
    • Site: Corporate
  • Working Neighbourhoods Fund - Blears/Hain

    Communities Secretary Hazel Blears and Work and Pensions Secretary Peter Hain have today announced a new drive to turn around long term unemployment in the most disadvantaged communities.

    • Added: 30 November 2007
    • Site: Corporate

Latest speeches, statements and articles

  • Planning for a Sustainable Future

    Statement by Communities Secretary Hazel Blears on planning for a sustainable future.

    • Published: 27 November 2007
    • Statement by The Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP
  • Planning for a Sustainable Future

    Statement by Communities Secretary Hazel Blears on planning for a sustainable future.

    • Published: 27 November 2007
    • Written statement by The Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP
  • Home Information Packs

    Statement by Housing Minister Yvette Cooper MP on the roll out of Home Information Packs (HIPs) and Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs).

    • Published: 22 November 2007
    • Written statement by The Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP

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