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D.P.O.L. (Disabled People Of Longford)

Contact: Pat Mc Gann

Address: C/o The Phoenix Centre Mount Carmel, Dublin Rd, Longford.

Phone: (043) 3332480

Fax: (043) 3346323

Email: patmcgann@hse.ie

Legal Status: Limited Company with Charitable Status.

Chairperson: Oliver Gilhooley

Funding: Grant Aid and voluntary fundraising.

Objectives: To improve information on rights and entitlements for people with a disability.
To act as a voice for people with disabilities and to provide a forum to allow people to express issues of concern.
To bridge the gap between ability and disability
To give people with disabilities the opportunity to live as independently as possible.
To improve awareness of the needs of people with disabilities; e.g. access, transport, independent living.

Services: Driving Lessons, Personal Assistants. Assistance with adaptions to be made for transport.
Sponsor of a Community Employment Scheme.
To serve all people with a physical or sensory disability in County Longford between the ages of eighteen and sixty-five.
An independent living house was opened in 2002
A social Housing Organisation set up in 2008

 

 

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