MINISTER TO OPEN 2.4M EURO FERMOY SHELTERED HOUSING FACILITY
Deputy John Moloney, Minister of State with responsibility for Equality, Disability and Mental Health, will officially open Carrigabrick Lodge, a new €2.4m sheltered housing development in Fermoy, on this Friday, October 16.
Prior to the inception of this project, a 14-bed group home for people with mental health problems, Cluid had been working with the HSE at St Stephen’s Hospital in Glanmire to provide a range of step-down accommodation units for people in the community.
The brief for the project was for a 14-bed residential unit with common living and dining facilities, office and utility spaces, to help foster residents’ life skills in adapting from institutional care to living in the wider community. Whilst the residents are Cluid tenants, their care and support is to be delivered by HSE staff.
Tim Porter, regional director of Cluid’s South Western operations, has expressed his delight at the success of the project and continuing partnership with the HSE and Cork County Council.
He told The Avondhu, “Most of all it is great to see the tenants settling into their new home. The development serves as an example of how a local authority (Cork County Council), the HSE and a voluntary body (Cluid Housing) can work together to provide a peaceful, secure and homely environment for people with a disability - accommodation that the tenants can call their home.”
The design team consisted of Hudson Associates, Architects, A J Ryan & Associates, Structural Engineers, Matt O’Mahony & Associates, Service Engineers and AKC, Quantity Surveyors.
Ed Rice Building Contractors of Fermoy undertook the construction of Carrigabrick Lodge.
Thursday 15th October 6:25pm