€438K for Supported Care Homes in Carlow and surrounding areas – DEERING.

14th December, 2015

Carlow Fine Gael TD, Pat Deering, has welcomed today’s announcement that €438k has been allocated for three local Supported Care Homes. Gahan House will receive €197,550, St Fiaccs House €102,438 while St Lazerians House in Bagenalstown will receive €138,144.

Minister of State with responsibility for primary care, social care (older persons and disability) and mental health announced an allocation of €2m in once off funding for 10 Supported Care Homes in the Carlow, Kilkenny and Waterford.

These Supported Care Homes offer an enhanced lifestyle to those who may otherwise suffer from social isolation, thus improving mental well being. The homes are managed by Management Committees whose members are drawn from the local community. This initiative is very much in line with government policy of supporting local communities and their efforts to look after those in their community. It is intended to benefit those with low to medium dependency levels who may need to avail of additional care in the form of day care or residential care in order to remain in their locality and part of their community.

“I am delighted with this news, these centres provide vital services and this funding will ensure that the services provided will continue to be delivered into the future.”