Prosper Meath is leading the way in providing services for people with intellectual disabilities and dedicated staff are totally committed to a top quality inclusive service but there is more demand than the service can provide, said Mairead McGuinness MEP and first Vice-President of the European Parliament on a visit to Meath Prosper in Trim today (Wednesday).
The MEP also commended Prosper for their work in creating awareness about the need for a more inclusive society through videos which challenge us all to think twice about the needs of others.
Following the visit McGuinness said it was lovely to see how the service users and staff interact and to learn about the broad range of activities available.
She said it was concerning that due to capacity limitation as a result of the size of the building, Prosper cannot accommodate extra clients in need of the service thereby putting families under pressure.
“This is a disservice to the families and those who could benefit substantially from the availability of such services,” she said.
Prosper Meath has a property that would accommodate more clients but it’s in need of renovation.
The MEP said she will be urging the HSE to come up with the funding to help transform this property into a centre to meet community needs.
Prosper Meath provides Day Services to adults with an intellectual disability across Co Meath.