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Former local care home reopens to house Ukrainian Refugees

Aug 24, 2022 13:08 By Shannonside News
Former local care home reopens to house Ukrainian Refugees Former local care home reopens to house Ukrainian Refugees
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The Department is currently in the process of contacting property owners across the country who operate or have accommodation suitable to house refugees.

A former Roscommon Care Home that closed it's doors this year, has been contracted to house refugees fleeing the Ukraine/Russian War.

Costello's Care Home in Ballyleague announced their plans to close in July, citing the cost of providing a quality service has become far in excess of their income.

The centre near Lanesboro provided accommodation for up to 28 residents with various care needs.

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The Department of Children and Integration have today confirmed that the former nursing home has been contracted as part of the Ukraine refugee response.

In a statement the former operators of the home say they are not involved in this operation and the building is being operated by a company who are providing accommodation for Ukrainian families in crisis.

Since February, Ireland has welcomed over 45,790 people who have fled Ukraine, a number that is expected to exceed 50,000 by the end of the month.

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