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 …

Prescription charges for medical card holders come into effect Wednesday March 1st

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

Feb 27th, 2017 Local Cabinet Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that the reduction in the prescription charge for medical card holders aged over 70 will come into effect tomorrow March 1st following this morning’s Cabinet meeting to copper-fasten the reduced charges in law that were announced in Budget 2017.  “The change will result in savings from tomorrow for many of …

Naughten encourages older people to apply for Fuel Allowance

In Energy, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten is encouraging older people to apply for the Fuel Allowance, as the new fuel allowance season gets underway in advance of the winter. “The Fuel Allowance scheme is designed to assist pensioners and other very low income households to meet the cost of their heating needs during the winter season,” explained Minister Naughten. “I would encourage …

Minister welcomes social housing units for Roscommon

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

Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement of 53 social housing units which are to be delivered in Roscommon Town through a new Public Private Partnership programme. The units will be developed at The Walk in Roscommon Town in conjunction with the local authority. “There is an ongoing shortage of social housing in Roscommon and these units will help to …