New Volunteer Centre for Co. Roscommon
Funding has been announced for a new Volunteer Centre in Co. Roscommon, Senator Maura Hopkins has said.
Minister Sean Kyne announced the provision of €1.2 million from the Dormant Accounts Fund to upgrade eight Volunteer Information Services to full Volunteer Centres.
Senator Hopkins stated: “The funding will go towards upgrading and developing the volunteer information service which is run by Roscommon LEADER Partnership.
“This new volunteering centre will play a key role in providing a service between groups and individuals who undertake voluntary activity and volunteer organisations which are looking to involve more volunteers in their work.
“The resourcing of a dedicated volunteer centre in the county will further develop the services which are offered by the information service at present and is necessary to grow the level of volunteerism throughout the county at present”.
Funding for Michael Glavey’s GAA Club
Fine Gael Senator Maura Hopkins has said that approval for change of use for Sports Capital funding for Michael Glavey’s GAA Club is very positive news for the club and wider community.
Senator Hopkins said she is pleased to have worked closely with the club and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport to secure approval for revised works at Glavey’s.
“The club has now secured approval to use this €5,000 grant for improvements to the pitch surface”.
Call for increase in home help hours
Local Fine Gael Area Representative Andrew Reynolds has called on the HSE to increase home help hours for the elderly and infirm who are still living at home.
Mr. Reynolds, who will contest next year’s local elections, said that reports that caring for elderly patients (in hospitals) is proving very costly for the State underlines the need to increase home help hours.
He said: “The main problems at this time of year, coming into winter, will involve loneliness and cold-related illnesses. I think both of these need to be addressed. Many people cannot afford to put on fires or central heating. Many such people feel isolated and lonely too”.
Calling on the HSE to increase home help hours for the elderly and vulnerable, Mr. Reynolds also called on the Government to increase fuel allowances.
“I would encourage members of the public to keep an eye on their elderly neighbours as winter comes and I would also encourage those in their homes not to be afraid to ask for help and not to suffer in silence”.
Lisnamult Residents’ indoor market
Lisnamult Residents’ Association will host an indoor market on Sunday, November 11th from 11 am to 4 pm in Greenfields Childcare Centre in Lisnamult. There promises to be something for everyone and the association is looking forward to seeing you there.