Leitrim Councillor calls for second respite home to be developed in south of county

Newly elected councillor Ita Reynolds Flynn is calling for a second respite care home for high dependency special needs people living in south Leitrim.

At present, the county has just one home in Tullahan which operate five days a week.

Councillor Reynolds Flynn is a member of Leitrim Association of People with Disabilities and believes one unit in the north of the county just isn’t enough.

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Speaking at a Leitrim County Council yesterday morning, Cllr Reynolds Flynn said it’s important for people with intellectual disabilities to live in their community and a special unit nearby would facilitate that