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

Brisbane rents rising faster than other mainland capitals

first_img MORE: Top 10 suburbs predicted to boom James Bond-inspired home hits market Broncos chairman sells up in Brisbane Brisbane’s median rent ($435 a week) is lower than not just the combined capitals ($464) but also just below national level too ($436).Brisbane logged the highest rise in rents this past quarter of all mainland capitals, but there’s good news for renters -it’s still cheaper to live here than everywhere else on the East Coast. The latest CoreLogic September 2019 Quarterly Rental Review found Brisbane rents rose 0.3pc in the quarter, bucking a national trend downwards (-0.3pc) with the combined capitals result also going backwards (-0.5pc). 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenQuestions for Millennial home buyers01:41 “The quarterly national decline can be attributed to the decline in rental rates across five of the eight capital cities and slowing growth across the combined regional rental markets,” CoreLogic found.Sydney saw its quarterly change in rents come in at -1pc, while Melbourne (-0.3pc), Perth (-0.4pc), Darwin (0.2pc) and Canberra (-1.1pc) went backwards. Adelaide was the only other mainland capital to rise (0.2pc) while Hobart posted 0.6pc. Change in rents, CoreLogic Quarterly Rental Review, Sept 2019. Source: CoreLogicWhile investors would be heartened by the slow rise in Brisbane, renters don’t have too much to complain about either, with Brisbane’s median rent ($435 a week) sitting lower than not just the combined capitals ($464) but also just below national level too ($436).Median rent for all dwellings in Sydney was highest ($571 a week), Melbourne was on $457, while Canberra was second highest at $538.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThe report found that it was rents in the combined regional markets that were seeing higher rises now, posting a 0.3pc quarterly increase. The data also saw the quarterly auction clearance rate come in at its highest rate (69.9pc across 16,730 auctions) since the June 2017 quarter (71.7 per cent) nationally.CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless said weekly auction clearance rates were also holding within the last seven weeks of the quarter at or above 70 per cent.“The lift in clearance rates highlights a better fit between buyer and seller pricing expectations and some urgency creeping back into the market as a larger pool of buyers compete for a smaller than usual number of homes for sale.” he said.“There is a strong likelihood that advertised stock levels and the number of scheduled auctions will progressively rise as spring progresses and vendor confidence lifts on healthier housing market conditions.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

Kyrgios withdraws from US Open over virus fears

first_img“Dear Tennis, I will not be playing this year at the US Open. It hurts me at my core,” Kyrgios said in a video posted on Twitter.“But I’m sitting out for the people, for my Aussies, for the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have lost their lives, for all of you.”The opinionated Kyrgios, ranked just 40 but a major drawcard, last month blasted the ATP as “selfish” for pressing ahead with plans for the US Open, which is scheduled to start in New York on August 31.He has since waged a running battle on social media with some of the top names in the game who played at Novak Djokovic’s recent ill-fated Adria Tour tennis exhibition, blasting their “stupidity” and risky behaviour. His decision follows fellow Australian and world number one Ashleigh Barty last week withdrawing from the Grand Slam in New York, citing “significant risks” from the coronavirus pandemic. Loading… Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’The Best Cars Of All Time7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindRobert Pattinson Showed The GQ Magazine What Quarantining Means10 Most Praised Historical MoviesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madecenter_img Read Also: Iheanacho faces Leicester exit as Foxes hunt for suitorsDjokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki all tested positive for COVID-19.The tennis season has been at a standstill since mid-March due to the virus outbreak worldwide.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Outspoken Nick Kyrgios pulled out of the US Open Sunday, saying he was giving it a miss for “the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have lost their lives”.Advertisementlast_img read more