Elderly group must vacate Carbury Day Care Centre premises

The future home of the Carbury Day Care Centre is up in the air after the HSE asked members of the group to vacate the building they’re currently using.

The future home of the Carbury Day Care Centre is up in the air after the HSE asked members of the group to vacate the building they’re currently using.

The HSE has two adjoining buildings in Carbury, one of which currently houses the group. It is understood that both will be transferred over to the ownership of Kildare County Council and may be demolished to make way for the new R402 roadway, although the Leinster Leader was unable to confirm this by the time we went to press yesterday, Monday, May 28.

In the meantime the group is seeking a new home. They have already turned down a suggestion from the HSE that they move to Offalia House in Edenderry – and are dismayed by the lack of consultation from the HSE.

A member of the group told the Leinster Leader they did not want to “move outside the parish”.

Meanwhile other premises, including a room in the local GAA club is being considered and, it is understood, the HSE is open-minded about an alternative arrangement.

The group meets on Mondays and Thursdays. They play bingo, have social occasions, a sing song and some limited exercises.

They also play cards and have a cup of tea and on Thursdays they have a meal.