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Ruairi Quinn T. D, Minister for Education and Skills and Councillor Caitríona Jones, Mayor of South Dublin County Council, officially opened FOLD Ireland’s Sheltered Housing Scheme at The Courtyard, Fortfield Square, College Drive, Terenure, Dublin 6.

This innovative project is the culmination of a partnership between FOLD Ireland Housing Association Limited and South Dublin County Council.

This development which was funded by the Department of Environment Heritage and Local Government provides independent living in a social housing scheme that provides a real sense of security and confidence for older people and people living on their own.

Residents at The Courtyard, live in 1 or 2 bedroom self-contained apartments.  This housing model of accommodation ensures that older people and people living alone are given the opportunity to live independent lives within a safe, secure and supportive environment.

The Minister, Ruairi Quinn TD commented: ““By working together, the various agencies and bodies involved here have shown what can be achieved when we all work towards the same goal.  I would like to congratulate all involved in the delivery of these much needed homes for older people.”

The Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Councillor Caitriona Jones, speaking at the opening said “South Dublin County Council is proud to have supported this innovative scheme in association with Fold Ireland Housing Association Ltd. which not only provides a high standard of living accommodation to tenants but does so in a safe and supportive environment with a communal facility provided for the tenants of the 23 apartments. It is a truly holistic collaboration between central and local government and the voluntary housing sector in providing for the independent accommodation and nurturing of older people in our community of which we can all be very proud”

John McLean, Chief Executive, Fold Ireland said, “We are proud to be working with our partners South Dublin County Council on this fine development  at The Courtyard, Fortfield Square, College Drive, Terenure.  This development combines good quality accommodation allowing residents to enjoy greater independence and peace of mind. We are pleased to see the residents have settled in and are enjoying living within the 23 self contained apartments”.

The Development Provides
•  23 Self Contained Apartments for people over 55
• A day room


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