A Termon based care centre for the treatment of stress related issues has received a welcome boost in funding to assist their pioneering work in helping carers deal with the stresses of their work.
DeExeter House was founded by Angela Maguire and opened in Termon almost three years ago.
Since then they been working with clients locally, nationally and internationally, as well as building contacts with local groups to help offer advice and expertise on a range of issues related to dealing with the effects of stress, depression, anxiety and addiction.
Their work with careers in the north west has been recognised recently for its “gold standard of care” and they are now have been awarded funding to make their programme available to more carer workers due to the positive feed back they recived.
Angela explained: “We have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with the HSE who funded a pilot research programme, which used De Exeter House’s unique care model to assist careers who were burdened emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. Our task was to evaluate their needs adn provided appropriate care and support for the 135 carers who were sent to us.”
She added: “Funding was granted in 2014 to continue making available to carers in Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim and Mayo, the unique model of care offered at De Exeter House. We are delighted to have received acknowledgment and recognition both financially and professionally for our dedication to providing a unique service to a very worthy client group.”
Their funding request was to continue research as well as support carers and their application was supported by Minister of State Joe McHugh TD and Rosaleen Doonan from the Carers Association, she added.
Angela says there is ”a lot of good will” for such work to get done locally and they are looking forward to continuing this.