More housing is to become available for children under state care with the purchase of three buildings using €2.4 million of EU funds, the deputy ministry of social welfare announced on Wednesday.

Cabinet approved the purchase of three new buildings in the district of Limassol and Paphos with the aim to create more infrastructure to cover the existing housing needs of children and teenagers under the legal care of the state.

Two of the three buildings will be used to host teenagers aged 13 to 18 in Limassol, while the Paphos children’s home, currently hosted in a rented privately owned building, will be relocated to the third building in the same district.

The total cost for the purchase of the three buildings is estimated at €2,400,000 and the funding will be provided by the European Union through the Recovery and Resilience Plan.

The Deputy Ministry of Social Welfare said it utilises the opportunities, offered through the investments of the Recovery and Resilience Plan ‘Cyprus Tomorrow’, “to the maximum extent possible” with a view to implementing policies that strengthen the welfare state for the benefit of society.