Families welcome improved respite service

first_imgFacebook Linkedin Advertisement AFTER a near year-long campaign, respite facilities in Limerick have been returned to their former capacity.  Additional services are also being provided. Families affected by the cuts implemented last June, which resulted in a reduction of over 50% in respite services, received letters from Bawnmore this week confirming that the facility would be fully restored for the remainder of the year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Delighted with the development Sarah Hurley, a lead figure in the campaign to restore respite in Limerick, and in her late 70s, has cared for her son, John, 38 who suffers from Down Syndrome, at home all of his life.  “The service had been cut to three days per month, but has now been restored to one week per month, along with an additional week during the summer,” she told the Limerick PostShe believes that a meeting held with the new Minister for Disability Kathleen Lynch in recent months was key to the restoration.“She realised how badly the service was needed and how much money parents who use respite are saving the State, by caring for their children at home.- I’m very relieved as the cuts should never have happened.“I’m optimistic that we will have full respite in the future and I’m looking forward to my first week-long break shortly and John is also looking forward to seeing all his friends at the house.”.Owen South has also been a key figure in the  campaign for restoration of respite.“It will actually be better than it was, as there will be an extra week respite in the summer and emergency cover, which wasn’t there before, if a parent falls ill.“We were very optimistic after meeting with Minister Kathleen Lynch, that she would put her words into actions and the full funding appears to have been restored. It’s been a long campaign but we had to stick to it as this was a basic right that was taken away”.Both Ms. Hurley and Mr. South praised the efforts of deputies Kieran O’Donnell and Jan O’Sullivan, the local HSE and Norma Bagge of the Brothers of Charity.Deputy O’Sullivan expressed her delight at the outcome.“Over 60 families were directly affected by the recent cuts in funding, resulting in their campaigning publicly for funding and support.“The Brothers of Charity provide a first class service in Limerick, and the anger expressed by people all over the city was clearly evident following the closure of the respite service –  it is wonderful to have it restored.” Twitter Printcenter_img WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsFamilies welcome improved respite serviceBy admin – May 19, 2011 541 Email Previous articleGarda ombudsman to investigate Punches Cross collisionNext articleMoney scams rampant in Limerick adminlast_img read more

FMS Makes Two Senior Appointments

first_imgFirst Marine Solutions (FMS), an Aberdeen based mooring services provider, has appointed Darren Rendall and Marc Petty as technical director and marine manager, respectively.This announcement follows the recent contract award to provide mooring equipment for BP within the North Sea.Darren Rendall joins FMS with over 20 years’ managerial and practical experience in the marine and offshore sectors, having most recently managed InterMoor’s marine department, where he was instrumental in developing and driving the company’s strategic plans.As marine manager, Marc Petty brings a wealth of experience having previously held roles within KCA Deutag and InterMoor. Most recently, during his time at Maritime Assurance and Consulting (MAC) he was the lead figure in developing rig moving and mooring installation services to widen the company’s service offering.FMS managing director, Steven Brown, said: “Both Darren and Marc’s appointments are a fantastic boost for our growing team – I am confident their wealth of experience within the marine and mooring sector will help ensure the success of our marine and engineering service within FMS. We have had a fantastic year, with a number of strategic contract awards, and I look forward to Darren and Marc supporting the development of this service.”last_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff weekly bookings: Sept. 14 – Sept. 21, 2015

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for Sept. 14 to Sept. 21, 2015 weekly jail bookings are as follows:  Reed, Rolando L.40Wichita, KSI-35 MP33, Wellington, KSKHPDWS; Operate vehicle w/out liability ins.; Unlawful exempt from registration claim on self-propelled crane; Operate vehicle with no registration; Violation of protection order; /Failure to appear (X4)9/17/15 Leon, Alyssa D.22Wellington, KS2022 E. 16th St., Wellington, KSWPDTheft of prop/services9/15/15 Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS9/14/15THRU 09-21-15  Hill, Reginald P.47Oklahoma City, OKReno County Jail, Hutchinson, KSSUSOFailure to appear9/17/15 KRGC0 BPPD1 Inkler, Dustin S.23No address availableSedgwick County Jail, Wichita, KSSGSOTheft of prop/services9/17/15 Wagoner, Justin D.31Wellington, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence9/18/15 Tesky, Jennifer M.38Wellington, KS2022 E. 16th St., Wellington, KSWPDTheft of prop/services9/15/15 Hammond, Leslie M.51Wichita, KSSedgwick County Jail, Wichita, KSSGSOProbation violation9/18/15 Brown, Jeff D.53Wichita, KSI-35 MP 8, South Haven, KSKHPProbation violation/Failure to appear/ Failure to appear (X2)/ DWS9/19/15 Edwards, Miata A. C.24Wichita, KSSedgwick County Jail, Wichita, KSSGSOFailure to appear9/15/15 Phillips, Nicole L.35Mulvane, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOProbation violation9/15/15 SGCO3 Lamb, Amy M.24Wichita, KS100 E. South, Wellington, KSWPDDUI; Refusal to submit; TOC9/14/15 WPD5 Ryberg, Jonathan M.18Wellington, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence9/18/15 Smith, Brandon S.28Wichita, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOProbation violation9/18/15 Logue, Nicole Leigh-Anne25Hutchinson, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence9/16/15 Olson, Ryan A.18Wellington, KS209 E. South St., Wellington, KSWPDDomestic battery9/15/15 McCray, James A. Jr.25Kansas City, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence9/18/15 Main, Ross L.25Belle Plaine, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence9/18/15 Haynes, David51Wellington, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence9/18/15 KHP2 Brumley, Jason E.30Arkansas City, KSHutchinson Correctional FacilitySUSOFailure to appear9/15/15 Mckinney, Michael D48Belle Plaine, KSZoo Block E 7th Belle Plaine KSBPPDPV; DWS; Operate without insurance9/20/15 Gingerich, Tremain D.20Wellington, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOProbation violation9/16/15 SUSO14 Pineda, Daniel G67Belle Plaine, KS1338 E. 90th Ave. N Belle Plaine, KsSUSOCriminal damage to property9/20/15 OXPD1 Ramirez, Brian R.41Wellington, KS621 E. Harvery, Wellington, KSSUSOFailure to appear9/14/15 Pettegrew, Tanya D40Winfield, KS200 S. Sumner Oxford, KSOXPDDUI; Refusal to submit;9/20/15 Webb, Gary W.61Wellington, KS921 W. 7th St., Wellington, KSWPDDisorderly conduct; Battery on LEO9/16/15 Ables, Robert E.51Mayfield, KS403 W. 50th St. S., Mayfield, KSSUSOProbation violation9/14/15 Total26 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arrest CAPD0 MPD0last_img read more