6 December 2014 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Errigal Truagh Special Needs Centre is, this week, moving towards the provision of an exciting new centre for adults with learning disabilities.

The centre has been granted planning permission from Monaghan County Council to provide a 462 square metre purpose build facility which will add new life to the excellent day activation service already provided at Errigal Truagh.

This week the Board of Directors is seeking tenders from suitable contractors for the construction of this facility. Architects for the Centre, Craft Studio, based in Monaghan Town have described the plans as one of the most beautiful buildings that they have had the pleasure to be involved in and one that is entirely designed around the specific needs of the special people who will use the building on a daily basis. The plans include provision for day rooms, arts and craft room, medical facility, kitchen, games, computer access and carefully designed exterior that includes a cycling track within the grounds of the site at Knockonon. This development seeks to retain the homely character of the service currently provided by Errigal Truagh Special Needs Centre while affording service users and staff the facilities and comfortable surroundings to fully realise their potential.

Currently the centre offers a very dynamic range of activities to all service users including literacy and numeracy support, IT, horticulture, music therapies and activities, swimming, Special Olympic participation, road bowls and cycling on two and three wheel bicycles. Each service user has a specially ….


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