Chadwicks Group has supported the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) centre in Listowel to revamp its outdoor garden area. The project is part of Chadwicks Group’s ongoing nationwide partnership with IWA to supply building materials to IWA community centres across the country to help improve accessibility for its users.
The IWA operates 58 full and part time community centres nationwide which offer training, social activities and therapies to people with physical disabilities. It also provides 1.3 million hours of assisted living services to more than 2,000 adults and children.
In Listowel, IWA provides services approximately four days a week, supporting up to 20 people in the area with disabilities. This is a vital service for the people who attend and plays an important part in their ability to interact with their peers and participate in local activities.
Chadwicks Group assisted the IWA in Listowel by supplying a range of materials to upgrade their outdoor area including gravel, cement, cladding and outdoor garden furniture. The area was badly in need of a renovation and service users were engaged on the design of the garden before the works took place. The area is now fully revamped and available for service users to enjoy.
Commenting on the announcement, Jerry Lynch, Chadwicks Tralee Branch Managersaid, “We are delighted to support the Irish Wheelchair Association centre in Listowel on this project. IWA provides vital services in Listowel and the surrounding area and it is a privilege to be involved in improving the ourdoor space which is an essential area for members of our community. We are delighted that our work can have a positive impact on the staff and service users alike.”