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New Development By RehabCare Officially Opens In Thurles

A new development by RehabCare and Newgrove Housing Association, which provides services for 20 people with autism and intellectual disabilities will be officially opened tomorrow (November 29th) by Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Mr Alan Kelly TD.

A-KellyThese purpose-built facilities in Stradavoher, on the outskirts of Thurles town, include a day service providing support to 11 young adults with autism, intellectual disabilities and mental health difficulties, a high support residential service for four young adults with autism and intellectual disabilities with 24 hour support from staff, a house which offers supported accommodation to four adults with intellectual disabilities and a self-contained annex to provide independent living for one person with a disability.

The construction of the day service resource centre was funded by the HSE MidWest and through fund raising by Rehab Group. €1.5million in funding was received from North Tipperary County Council for the site acquisition and construction costs.

The housing services were funded through the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government’s Capital Assistance Scheme which provides funding to provide housing for local people with disabilities, and Department of Environment Community and Local Government Communal Facilities Grant which was processed through North Tipperary County Council.

In addition to the new facilities at Stradavoher, RehabCare also provides a number of other services for young adults with autism and intellectual disability in North Tipperary. These include two residential services in Two Mile Borris and a respite care service in Cluain Glas.

Date: Friday, 29th November 2013.
Time: 11:00am.
Venue: RehabCare, Stradavoher, Thurles.

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