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With more and more families falling into poverty and facing into another bleak year, Fine Gael social protection spokesman Michael Ring TD has warned Eamon Ó Cuív not to neuter the community welfare service when it joins his Department.
A number of Mayo TDs this week welcomed the announcement of the renewal of the contracts for eight services provided under the community services programme within the county for the next three years. The eight schemes which received funding were, Mayo North Family Heritage Centre €138, 681.50; Seirbhisi Curam Cill Chomain Teo €146,198; Dolmen Rainbow Cleaners €146,198; Dolmen Clubhouse €89,099; Custom House Studios Ltd €89,099; Castlebar Social Services Company Ltd €89,099; Ballina Heritage Costume Company Ltd €155,744.50; and Abbey Wreaths Ltd €136,681.50.
A leading local trade union official says he is hopeful that the powerful campaign mounted by the public against the proposed health cuts may influence the HSE West when it wields its axe today (Thursday).
Today (Friday) Community Social Programmes (CSP) employing local people to develop community and social enterprises in the city and county, are holding open days to inform the public of their valuable work.
A new organisation formed to fight the health cuts is urging people to sign a petition to register their concern.
Severe job losses and a decimated health service in the region is a possibility if newly threatened HSE cutbacks in Mayo go ahead. In the whole HSE West region, 1,000 people could lose their jobs, with 300 people on temporary contracts in the county to potentially lose their jobs if a report, compiled by a consultancy firm, is implemented.
As jobs in the health sector continue to be under threat it was revealed this week that the HSE paid a staggering €90,000 to a consultancy firm for a cost-containment report.
Kilcreene Orthopaedic Hospital has confirmed that it is to close a number of beds at the hospital for the remainder of the year . One theatre will also close for the months of July and August.
Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony has said that the decision by the HSE to slash the health service budgets for 2010 in Mayo by €28m will impact on every single family in Mayo at some stage this year. Deputy O’Mahony was speaking in the aftermath of the news that the hospital and community services budgets have been dramatically slashed by the HSE.
A Galway based national youth organisation is calling on young people to take a stand in relation to ongoing job losses and cuts in key health, education, transport and community services.