Twenty care centres for people with intellectual disabilities facing closure

Twenty care centres across the country are facing closure, affecting hundreds of people with intellectual disabilities. HIQA Logo small The Sunday Business Post reports that health watchdog Hiqa has issued 20 HSE run care homes with notices to cancel or refuse applications for registration unless they make drastic improvements or immediate changes. The Áras Attracta care home in Swinford, Co Mayo, which was at the centre of a Prime Time investigation, is one of these centres. According to the paper hundreds of people may be be forced to seek alternative accommodation in a matter of weeks.