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City Council plans apartments for older people and families with special needs in Ballybrit

Galway City Council has published plans for a residential development of apartments for older people and families with special needs in Ballybrit. The council plans...

Over €4 million in Housing Adaptation Grant funding announced for Galway

Almost €4 million in funding for the Housing Adaptation Grant has been announced for Galway to help older people and those with a disability...

Businesses implementing social distancing asked to keep people with disabilities in mind

Businesses in Galway City are being asked to keep accessibility for people with disabilities in mind when implementing social distancing measures. The request from the...

COPE Galway warns of “ageist” attitudes in COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has put a spotlight on "ageist" attitudes and language COPE Galway warned ahead of the launch of its annual report for...

Older people can receive regular phone calls during crisis in new initiative

Older people will be able to receive a regular phone call to check on their wellbeing and needs during the current emergency, under a...

COPE Galway issues urgent appeal during coronavirus crisis

COPE Galway has issued an urgent appeal for support from the people as their services continue to run at full steam during the coronavirus...

New local helpline created for older people to combat isolation

COPE Galway is reaching out to older people in Galway City and County to encourage them to look after themselves and...

Galway TD says HSE creating obstacles for people with a disability seeking housing adaption grants

The HSE is putting an unnecessary obstacle in the way of elderly people or those with a disability applying for housing...

COPE urges election candidates to commit to fairer society

COPE Galway has written to all of the election candidates in Galway West and East, urging them to commit to commit to a fairer...

HSE hiring freeze putting older people at risk says Fitzmaurice

A hiring freeze in the west of Ireland by the HSE is putting older and vulnerable people in need of home care at risk...

Not enough done for older people in Budget 2020 says COPE

COPE Galway have welcomed the gains for older people announced in Budget 2020, but says that the government has failed to address many immediate...

Older people urged to make use of Senior Alert Scheme

Older people in Galway are being urged to consider making use of the Senior Alert Scheme which provides a wearable, monitored alarm for personal...

Nearly €4 million granted to improve homes of older people and people with a disability

Nearly €4 million has been allocated to Galway to carry out work to help older people and people with a disability to stay in...

Calls to raise the age limit on community employment scheme

Galway East TD Anne Rabbitte has been among those calling for a reform of the Community Employment Scheme to raise it's age limit. The CE...
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New figures released by the Department of Health today shows that just one local electoral area in Galway had a higher 14-day Covid incidence...

Coronavirus: No further deaths, 274 cases confirmed today

No further deaths related to Covid-19 have been reported by the Department of Health today, but there are 274 new confirmed cases of the...

Fundraiser to help local man beat cancer nears €50,000 in donations

A fundraiser set up for a local man who was diagnosed with bladder cancer earlier this year is closing in on €50,000. In February, Kevin...

Galway awarded over €1 million to refurbish vacant social housing

Galway City and County Councils have been awarded over a million euro between them to refurbish vacant, council owned social housing so it can...
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