May 19, 2024

Article Up to date: 11.30am

Providers at a Falcarragh equine remedy centre have come underneath menace as they wait 4 months for the Youngsters’s Incapacity Grant, says Sinn Féin Cllr John Sheamais Ó Fearraigh.

Caring Capall utilized for the HSE fund final yr, which was introduced to help personal and group providers for kids waitlisted to entry incapacity providers.

Nonetheless, regardless of Caring Capall making use of for the grant in December they’ve obtained no contact relating to the choice.

Cllr Ó Fearraigh mentioned the funding was supposed to be an emergency provision: “The Youngsters’s Incapacity Grant was designed as an emergency interim measure to alleviate stress from the Youngsters’s Incapacity Community groups in Donegal who’re at the moment in disaster.”

Cllr Ó Fearraigh mentioned that Caring Capall have been instructed they might be accepted/rejected within the first few weeks of February.

“It’s now April and so they nonetheless haven’t obtained something. This isn’t ok,” he mentioned.

“I’m additionally sure that they aren’t alone in having to attend for this funding.

“Caring Capall desperately want this help. Given the unbelievable work that Caring Capall has carried out because it opened again in April final yr, that is outrageous and was fully avoidable.”

 Cllr Ó Fearraigh and his get together colleague Deputy Pearse Doherty visited the centre in December and witnessed first-hand how a lot of an influence the remedy supplied has on youngsters.

He added: “The Nationwide HSE Incapacity Providers handle the Youngsters’s Incapacity Grant and so they should present a proof for why there was such a delay with what was speculated to be emergency funding.

“Sinn Féin have written to them and to authorities looking for a proof.”

Youngsters’s remedy centre vulnerable to turning away shoppers resulting from grant hold-up was final modified: April eleventh, 2024 by Employees Author