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WAITING times for much-needed home alterations should be slashed by a new council scheme.

Breckland Council has taken advantage of new government rules to cut waiting times for alteration works worth up to £7,000.

It is hoped the scheme, named Reable, will avoid applicants having to wait up to nine months for work.

Typical alterations include grab rails, level access showers and ramps.

Applicants must still use the Disabled Facilities Grant.