LOCAL DISABILITY SERVICES GET GOVERNMENT FUNDING

5 February 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Local disability services have received a significant Government funding boost. Steadfast House in Carrickmacross will receive €14,600; Errigal Truagh Special Needs at Knockconan is to receive €3,500 for music therapy and staff development while the Cairde Activation Centre in Clones gets €2,300 for staff training and development. Cootehill’s Drumlin House has been allocated €14,725. The money comes from the €20 million Strengthening Disability Services Fund. The first tranche of successful applications was announced by Minister of State with responsibility for Disability Services Anne Rabbitte TD this week. Announced as part of Budget 2021, the one-off grants were being provided to reform disability services, build the capacity of disability organisations and to improve the quality of life of those who relied on these services, Minister Rabbitte stated, adding: “There have been a vast array of applications submitted funding boost. Steadfast House in Carrickmacross will receive €14,600; Errigal Truagh Special Needs at Knockconan is to receive €3,500 for music therapy and staff development while the Cairde Activation Centre in Clones gets €2,300 for staff training and development. Cootehill’s Drumlin House has been allocated €14,725. The money comes from the €20 million Strengthening Disability Services Fund.

The first tranche of successful applications was announced by Minister of State with responsibility for Disability Services Anne Rabbitte TD this week. Announced as part of Budget 2021, the one-off grants were being provided to reform disability services, build the capacity of disability organisations and to improve the quality of life of those who relied on these services, Minister Rabbitte stated, adding: “There have been a vast array of applications submitted….

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