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|
|Holy Ghost Residential Home||372,756|
|St Carthage’s House||185,000|
|Total Funding Requirement||€2m|