Its expected to open by the end of the year.
A new respite centre is being created in Athy.
The facility will be managed by KARE, the Kildare organisation which provides services and supports to people who have an intellectual disability and their families.
The centre will cater to the people ofKildare, Wicklow West, Dublin West, Dublin South City, Dublin South West.
The development, announced by Minister of State for Disabilities, Anne Rabbitte, is part of HSE’s response to living with COVID-19.”
It will include an after-school respite for children till 8pm and additional overnight respite for children with additional support needs.
The centre is expected to open by the end of the year.
Kildare Fianna Fáil Senator, Fiona O'Loughlin, says " There is also a project to review Respite provision, to identify any additional need in the area”I am working with families for which this is a huge need, particular for elderly parents, any widows who are finding it difficult, despite their huge love and support for their children with special needs”
The Senator adds “Respite is a vital service and allows those caring for family members with disabilities to get a well-deserved break. The new centre-based respite facility in Athy will hopefully allow carers to avail of vital services”