Ability West plans new Headford day centre

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Galway Daily news Ability West plans new Headford day centre

The charity group Ability West plans to open a new day services centre in the Headford area to tackle a lack of supports in the area.

Planning permission is being sought by Ability West from the county council for a single-storey day services building at Gortnamona Headford.

Other works will include creating a cycle track with bike storage containers, two site entrances, car parking, and associated landscaping.

“There are insufficient facilities for the local needs near Headford so the construction of the new day [centre] will allow adults with an intellectual disability to access services in their local area and within their community,” the planning application states.

“The cycle track is to allow adults with an intellectual disability, along with their carers, to use new bespoke bikes designed for them”.

Ability West has been providing supports and services to adults and children with intellectual disabilities in Galway, and their families, for 59 years now.

The charity currently operates from 62 centres across Galway City and County, supporting over 600 people with their services.

Galway County Council is due to make a decision on this planning application by November 3.