Caring For Carers Clare has been allocated funds totalling 5,290 euro under the Scheme of Community Support for Older People.
This Scheme, which is admininistered by the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, encourages and assists the community’s support for older people by means of community-based grants to improve the safety and security of its older members. The Scheme is open to people aged 65 and over who have a genuine need for assistance.
Welcoming the funding announcement, Minister of State Tony Killeen stated: “The ethos of the Scheme of Community Support for Older People is centred on continued involvement with older people within our communities and I wish to pay tribute local organisations across Clare involved in promoting and fostering community activity at local level”.
He continued: “Funding is being made available to Caring for Carers Clare towards the cost of installing monitored personal alarm systems, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, external security lighting and other ancillary items of physical security equipment. In the case of qualifying older people living on our offshore islands, funding is also provided towards the cost interior emergency lighting.”
“This Scheme is funded, managed and administered by the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs with the support of local community and voluntary organisations working with older people. The Department will introduce a revised Scheme in the coming weeks and will keep the current arrangements in place to avoid any disruption in grant support”, concluded Minister of State Killeen.
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