Kilmovee Community Housing Ltd, recently purchased a site adjacent to the Community Centre and have been awarded planning permission to develop supported living, age friendly accommodation for elderly & vulnerable people in the area.
The site will include ten “two bedroom” houses that will be built around a communal garden area. There will also be a four-bed group home, offering additional care. Two of these houses will be allocated to Western Care who provide much needed assistance to people with a wide range of learning and association disabilities.
Features of the development will also include a playground and a 750m loop walk with outdoor exercise equipment en route.
Kilmovee Community Housing Ltd are beginning the journey of building supported homes for older people to give them the independence and confidence to continue living in their own homes, with their own front doors, in their own community, for as long as possible.
This is an ambitious and exciting project that we have identified over the last number of years and will, when complete, be of great benefit to some of the most vulnerable and at risk amongst our elderly and offer fun and recreation for our younger people and a place for exercise for all.
The overall cost of this project is over €2.5 million. To date we have raised over €216,000 and we hope to continue this fundraising effort.
We are setting an initial US fundraising target of $2,777,000 to help cover the construction phase of the project.