Tipperary Independent TD Michael Lowry is welcoming the allocation of a total of €660,000 for the two Community Healthcare Organisations (CHO’s) that serve County Tipperary. This funding is designed to maintain the existing level of Drugs and Inclusion Health Services provided by Community and Voluntary Organisations. Deputy Lowry says that this much-needed funding will be put to the best possible use by the relevant organisations
The funding forms part of a nationwide allocation of €3.5 million that will be distributed by Community Healthcare Organisations (CHOs) across the country based on guidance issued by the Department of Health.
CHO 3 covers North Tipperary, Limerick and Clare while
CHO5 covers South Tipperary, Carlow/Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford
Each CHO will receive €330,000 and the funds are to be distributed by the end of September.
The funding recognises the important role of Community and Voluntary Groups in providing drugs and inclusion health services and is designed to support existing services to meet the health needs of socially excluded groups, such as people who use drugs and people who are homeless.