500 new jobs and €6m investment fund for midlands – Naughten

In Families, Jobs, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Opportunity for decentralisation of staff to Roscommon Town   Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €31m to the Midland counties as a positive first step to stimulate the local economy and support staff in Bord na Mona and the ESB. “During my discussions on Budget 2020 I pressed hard for the need to support the local economy …

Families penalised for renting out “Fair Deal” homes – Naughten

In News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Unjust system adding to housing shortage by trebling penalty on such homes Denis Naughten TD is seeking decisive and immediate action to reform the Fair Deal nursing home support scheme and release around 14,000 vacant homes where the owners have gone into a nursing home. “While I welcome the proposed reforms of the Fair Deal nursing home support scheme which …

New consultant starts in Roscommon Hospital – Naughten

In Health, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

16 strong new medical team first major investment in Urgent Care Centre since A&E closed   A new full-time permanent Consultant Physician will take up a post at Roscommon University Hospital next Monday as part of a team of 16 additional medical staff being recruited as a result of investment secured in Budget 2018 by Denis Naughten TD. “The €750,000 …

Enough carers suffering from depression to fill Croke Park

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

More than 68,000 carers in Ireland suffer from depression, nearly enough people to fill every seat in Croke Park, claims Denis Naughten TD. He told the Dáil last night: “A large proportion of those carers suffer depression as a result of never getting a break and for carers who are providing care seven days a week, 24 hours a day, access …

Government investment in home help must be delivered to older people – Naughten

In News, Older People by Denis Naughten

https://youtu.be/qaEmtacMmCs Denis Naughten TD has called for immediate action to ensure that the money provided by Dáil Éireann for home help is used to increase hours available to support older people in their homes, not spent on administration. “The fact is that we have seen a €140m increase in funding for home help since this Government took office but this …

Naughten secures Dáil debate on home help cuts

In News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has secured a Dáil debate this evening (Wednesday) to push for a reversal to the HSE’s decision to slash the allocation of home help hours to older people. In a rare move the Independent TD secured the debate with the support of the Ceann Comhairle due to the virtually unprecedented number of TDs seeking to have the matter …

Cash grants for schools, playgrounds and community wellbeing

In Blog, Disability, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

I’m encouraging local community groups to work with both Roscommon & Galway County Council’s on proposals for grants that support projects in rural areas. CLÁR programme has just been launched and it provides funding for small scale projects in rural areas that have suffered significant levels of population decline. The kind of projects being funded under the 2019 CLÁR programme …