Learning to manage conditions like diabetes is one of the key steps in helping people with disabilities live independently in the local community.
That’s according to management at Cregg House Services in Sligo who have welcomed the donation of €3000 by the local branch of Diabetes Ireland this week for training on managing the condition.
The cheque was presented by Suzanne Donnelly, Chairperson of the Sligo branch of Diabetes Ireland and she paid tribute to Donal Gilroy who was key in raising the money and generously donating it.
Cregg House caters for people with intellectual disabilities and the HSE’s long-term plan to allow residents live out in the community is ongoing with plans for the campus to close by 2021.
The money donated this week allows Regional Development Officer with Diabetes Ireland Clair Naughton to train both nurses and care-assistants on how best to manage the condition.
Ms Naughton told Ocean FM News this week it’s especially beneficial for residents at centres like Cregg House: