Naughten confirms €27,500 to support work of Men’s Sheds across Roscommon-Galway

In Families, Health, Local Issues, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed over €27,500 in funding to support the work of Men’s Sheds across Roscommon-Galway. The Men’s Sheds movement in Ireland is growing since the first Men’s Shed was established almost seven years ago.  There are now more than 10,000 members and at least four communities a week are calling for new Sheds in their areas. “Across …

Nursing home changes will support family businesses and farms – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed Cabinet approval this week of changes to the Nursing Home Support Scheme which he says “will remove a huge financial burden from family farms and small, family-run businesses”. “The decision by Minister Jim Daly to reform the Fair Deal nursing home scheme and not to discriminate against family businesses and farm families is a …

Social Housing Fund to benefit local people

In Disability, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Roscommon and Galway Councils shouldn’t hesitate to access a national fund of €14 million to improve the homes of people with disabilities and those of older people in our communities, according to local Minister Denis Naughten. The fund is being made available for improvements such as grab rails, disabled access ramps, and wet rooms in local social housing. The Government …

Libraries set for a Government backed overhaul – Minister Naughten

In Education, Families, Local Issues, News, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that fees for overdue library books are to be scrapped, longer library opening hours are on the way and a universal library membership register will be set up under new plans approved by Cabinet to encourage more people to use their local libraries. These measures are part of a new Government strategy and investment worth …

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Minister Naughten receives reassurances on future of Rosalie Unit

In Health, News, Older People, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed reassurances provided by the HSE’s Tony Canavan today in relation to the future of the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea, following Minister Naughten’s intervention on the issue. Minister Naughten had written to Minister Jim Daly stating that both “Government and HSE policy is clear that the Rosalie Unit has a future which is in all …

Naughten confirms €3.4 million to improve the homes of Older People and People with a Disability across Roscommon-Galway

In Disability, Local Issues, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to confirm that €3.4 million will be made available to improve and adapt housing for older people and people with a disability living in private houses across Roscommon-Galway. This Government funding under the Housing Adaptations for Older People and People with a Disability Scheme will ensure older people and people with a physical, sensory …

Free Alarm Scheme to keep local older people safe

In News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Local community groups invited to join Senior Alert Scheme Statement by Minister Denis Naughten Local community groups are being encouraged by Minister Denis Naughten to avail of a Government Scheme which offers free personal alarms to older people. Minister Naughten has confirmed that the Government has allocated an additional €400,000 for the Seniors Alert Scheme following an upsurge in applications. …

Free Alarm scheme to keep local older people safe. Local community groups invited to join Senior Alert Scheme

In News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Local community groups are being encouraged by local Minister Denis Naughten to take part in a Scheme which offers free personal alarms to older people. The Senior Alert Scheme (SAS) operates in partnership with voluntary groups and could make a real difference in Roscommon-Galway where there is a strong community spirit, stated Minister Naughten. The objective of the Seniors Alert …

Naughten welcomes €1m allocation for housing grants

In Disability, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed the allocation of €1m for housing adaptations for older people and people with a disability living in private houses in County Roscommon.  “These grants allow individuals to adapt their homes to be more suitable to their needs, particularly in areas such as mobility, and are hugely important in assisting people to remain living independently …

Denis Naughten launches expansion of Schemes to tackle energy poverty

In Energy, Families, Health, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Local Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten has announced an expansion of Schemes to combat energy poverty and encourages eligible householders across Roscommon and East Galway to apply. March 6th 2017 Speaking at the Energy Action Fuel Poverty and Climate Action Conference 2017 Minister Naughten said: “Everyone deserves a home they can afford to heat and to …