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€40k for 3 Local Disability Units to Develop Sensory Gardens – O’Dowd

Three local Disability Units will benefit from €40k in funding to develop much needed Sensory Gardens according to local TD, Fergus O’Dowd.

The positive news comes from the Minister of State for Disabilities, Anne Rabbitte TD, who has today announced a €1m investment in Sensory Gardens across disability service

O’Dowd said “The Malta Day Services in Drogheda have been awarded €7541, the SJOG Osprey Lodge Residential Unit in Termonfeckin has been awarded €10000 and the SJOG The Willows Residential Unit has been awarded €22,000.

“This funding will no doubt improve the quality of life of the service users, the applications for this particular funding stream was open to organisations providing services and supports to children and/or adults with disabilities, which are funded by the HSE through a Section 38 or Section 39 Service Arrangement.

“These sensory garden projects will provide textures, smells and sounds in the units that will improve stimulation, accessibility and overall services. Another round of funding will be targeted in 2022.”

ENDS

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