Press Release

Minister Kathleen Lynch announces funding for Supported Care Homes in the South East

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

Minister Lynch said “These Supported Care Homes offer an enhanced lifestyle to those who may otherwise suffer from social isolation, thus improving mental wellbeing. 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.”

The funding will be allocated as follows:

Support Care Home      Total
Mount Carmel   299,696
St Josephs   92,444
Gahan House   197,550
O’Gorman Home   137,628
Prague House   161,584
St. Fiacs   102,438
St. Lazarians   138,144
Holy Ghost Residential Home   372,756
Rosedale   312,756
St Carthage’s House   185,000
Total Funding Requirement   €2m