Visit of Minister Harris secures a bright future for Holy Angels Day Care Centre – Deering

10th August, 2016


€150,000 in funding for current day care building

Commitment for new building and new respite centre


Fine Gael Carlow/Kilkenny TD, Pat Deering, has said that the visit of Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has secured a bright future for Holy Angels Day Care Centre, with the announcement of €150,000 in funding, as well as a commitment for a new permanent home for the service and a new respite centre.

“In response to local concerns around the future of Holy Angels Day Care Centre for children with special needs, I brought the Minister for Health Simon Harris to visit the centre in Strawhill Industrial Estate. I had made the Minister aware of concerns about the future of the service, and with his visit to Carlow today, he was able to see first-hand the excellent service provided for the children at Holy Angels.

“Today’s visit brought great news for Holy Angels, as Minister Harris announced €150,000 for the renovation and improvement of the current building so that the service can continue.

“Furthermore the Minister made a commitment for the construction of a new permanent home for the Holy Angels Day Care Centre. This really is great news and means a bright future for Holy Angels and the children who benefit so much from the services provided there, which include physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy, and hydrotherapy as well as psychology and family support.

“The Minister also committed to the establishment of a new respite home, which as local people will know is badly needed for Carlow.

“Our Fine Gael led Government is determined to use the fruits of our recovering economy to benefit those who need it most. I cannot think of a better case than children with special needs. It is hugely important that we continue to support and improve services such as the Holy Angels Day Care Centre, which provides invaluable support to children and their families here in Carlow.”