Frank Feighan TD
Minister Humphreys approves for mobility and cancer care transport services in Roscommon
26 projects nationally to benefit under CLÁR programme
Minister of State and TD for North Roscommon, Leitrim, Sligo and South Donegal, Frank Feighan has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys of €170,087 for a number of organisations for the purchase of transport vehicles in Co Roscommon
The vehicles will be used to provide essential transport services for people with mobility issues. The Irish wheelchair association Roscommon will receive €34,871.15 for a vehicle conversion, Roscommon Civil Defence get €73,800 towards the purchase of a vehicle for their fleet and finally the North Roscommon branch of the Brothers of Charity will receive a further €61,416.
The funding is provided under the Mobility and Cancer Care Transport Measure of the CLÁR programme.
It will support voluntary organisations that provide, free of charge transport to and from day care, or other medical therapy and respite services, and/or transport to or from designated cancer treatment hospitals and centres under the National Cancer Care Programme.
“I wish to commend Minister Humphreys and this government who continue to provide support under the CLÁR programme for voluntary organisations that provide transport services to some of the most vulnerable people in our society. This funding, which has increased by over 40 per cent compared to last year, will provide suitable vehicles that will enable people living in designated rural areas to access vital treatment and medical services. The organisations receiving support under the scheme provide invaluable services in their communities” concluded Minister Feighan