Respite services for adults at Riverwalk Respite House in Carndonagh are due to resume within the next three months, the HSE has said.
The facility had been providing emergency respite services for adults who were living there full-time over the past two years.
Clients from Inishowen are expected to return for Intellectual Disability services in the second quarter of 2022, further to residential accommodation being completed for those currently occupying the house.
Acting Chief Officer, HSE CHO 1 Dermot Monaghan told Cllr Albert Doherty at this week’s Regional Health Forum that the residential accommodation is “at an advanced stage of readiness” and recruitment for staff is underway.
People with disabilities from Inishowen have been offered respite at Ballymacool House in Letterkenny and home supports in the meantime.
Mr Monaghan also said that the HSE is progressing with plans to lease Milltown House, Carndonagh as a respite centre with greater capacity than Riverwalk House. Milltown House continues to be used as a centre for the delivery of day services to a number of people with disabilities.