'The new facility will be of great benefit to children with disabilities in Carlow and Kilkenny'
The HSE is "unaware of any delays" with the respite facility project in Tullow and the project is on track to be ready this year.
The Respite House will provide respite beds on the Castledermot Road in Tullow and was purchased early last year by the HSE but will be run by Enable Ireland.
Local TD Pat Deering said: "I have recently been in contact with Minister for Disabilities, Finian McGrath, regarding the current building works of the Respite House.
"Officials from his office have been in contact with the HSE on this matter.
"They have provided an update and it is important to note the works are progressing well. The HSE are unaware of any delays with the project which could affect the opening of the service at the new facility."
Deputy Deering added: "The HSE has outlined that the Respite House in Tullow is due to open in 2019 and this is most welcome.
"Enable Ireland will manage this respite house and they propose to offer a range of services to children in Carlow and Kilkenny.
"These services include weekend residential respite, day respite, after school support and respite supports for unforeseen circumstances. Enable Ireland will be contacting families in the coming weeks to advise them on these services.
"The new facility will be of great benefit to children with disabilities in Carlow and Kilkenny as well as their families and carers.
"It is also hugely important that carers look after their own health and well-being, and the new facility we will have to provider respite services in Carlow is crucial to that."
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