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4 people under age of 50 living in Clare nursing homes

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Four people under the age of 50 are living in Co Clare nursing homes.

The Clare Echo has learned that four persons with a disability that are aged under 50 are currently residing in nursing homes in the county, the quartet are being supported by the HSE Mid-West Disability Services.

Responding to queries from The Clare Echo on the matter, a spokesperson for the HSE outlined, “The provision of housing and accommodation is the responsibility of the Local Authority. However, to meet the specific needs of particular client groups Local Authorities work in partnership with the HSE to ensure that the appropriate accommodation is provided to meet the specific needs of a client, to assist them to live independently, with supports in the community”.

A delay in sourcing appropriate community supported accommodation has been experienced by the HSE during COVID-19. “The HSE are committed to providing appropriate supports, subject to available resources, to assist people with disabilities to live independently in the community,” the spokesperson added.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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