New investment in the Respite Development Programme will fund additional capacity for services provided by the Brothers of Charity Services and Ability West in Galway and Western Care in Mayo.
This new investment, funded by an extra €10 million allocation in Budget 2018, will benefit people with disabilities and their families in communities across Galway and Mayo by providing additional respite services.
Through the Respite Development Programme 2018 Ability West and the Brothers of Charity in Galway and Western Care in Mayo are receiving one additional respite care bed each which equates to 600 extra respite care nights benefiting up to 60 people and their families each year.
In addition, the organisations are also receiving investment for in home/host family support for alternative respite services.
These extra respite services will be of great benefit to people with disabilities and in Galway and Mayo as well as their families and carers.
My colleague, Minister of State for Disabilities, Finian McGrath has also confirmed to me that this new investment is designed to help people with disabilities in Galway and Mayo to lead more independent lives and to have more of a say in their care.
It is also hugely important that carers look after their own health and well-being, and ensuring we have proper respite services, provided by organisations such as Ability West, Brothers of Charity and Western Care, is crucial to that.
|CHO||County – Centre Location||Respite Type||Service Provider||If Centre based, Number of Beds||If Alternative Respite, Quantum/ Programme Description||Target for Delivery 2018||Detail of Target Group – Children / Adults|
|CHO 2||Galway||Additional Capacity Centre-based Respite||BOC Galway||1 (approx 200 additional nights/20 users)||Q2||adults and children|
|CHO 2||Galway||Additional Capacity Centre-based Respite||Ability West||1 (approx 200 additional nights/20 users)||Q2||adults and children|
|CHO 2||Mayo||Additional Capacity Centre-based Respite||Western Care||1 (approx 200 additional nights/20 users)||Q2||adults and children|
|CHO 2||Galway, Mayo, Roscommon||Alternative Respite||BOC Galway / Roscommon / Ability West and Western Care||In Home / Host Family Supports extending exisiting services Expanded Saturday/Evening Clubs (e.g. Castlebar), Social Clubs/History/Archaeology Project etc. (60+ people to benefit)||Q2||adults|