MORE disabled people in Worcester will be able to adapt their homes thanks to extra Government funding.

Worcester City Council has received an extra £23,000 towards its disabled facilities grant which funds home adaptations to help disabled people live independently.

It takes the city's funding total for 2007-2008 to £188,000. The money must be spent by the end of March 2008.

Kate Bailey, principal strategic housing officer for the council, said the extra money will mean the council can help six or seven more people in Worcester in the next couple of months.

She said: "The money means we will be able to do some more work. The money is what we asked for so it is great news to get it."

Last year, the grant helped 60 disabled people in Worcester make adaptations to their homes which will allow them to live independently.

The most common adaptations included improving access by widening doorways or building ramps, and installing downstairs bathrooms and stairlifts.

Anyone wishing to find out more about the grants should speak to their occupational therapist or general practitioner, or call Ms Williams at strategic housing services in Worcester on 01905 721127.