CLARECARE’S plans to develop a community care centre in Shannon “will greatly benefit” the town.

That was the view expressed by Director of Services in the Shannon Municipal District, Alan Farrell when speaking on the subject for the first time.

In December, The Clare Echo reported on Clarecare’s plans to develop a community care centre in Tullyvarraga adjacent to the Shannon Garda Station. The facility endeavours to deliver addiction treatment services, family support services and care of the older person services which include home support, day centre for over 65s and social work for older persons.

Over 400 staff are employed by Clarecare in their delivery of services countywide with their Shannon purchased “some years ago” according to Bill Twomey, Chairperson of Clarecare’s Board of Directors.

Referencing the plans at a meeting of the Shannon MD, Director Farrell noted that the development of the site will get underway in 2024 “for a purpose built state of the art facility. The development will greatly benefit the community into the future”.

Welcoming the plans, Cllr Pat O’Gorman (FF) stated, “The more development we can get in Shannon the better”.

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