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Monday, February 3, 2014

Dedicated Welfare Officers deployed to flood-affected areas in Limerick

Monday 3 February 2014

Dedicated Community Welfare Officers have been deployed to flood-affected areas in Limerick.
Three officers attached to the Department of Social Protection are operating out of Ballynanty Health Centre from 10am each day, offering assistance to those affected by the floods.
HSE Mid-West Area Manager is Bernard Gloster:

Live 95 FM News Interview with Bernard Gloster

The Limerick City Council 

Emergency Contact telephone number: 061 417833.

Dáil debates Thursday, 16 January 2014  2:35pm

Phil Hogan (Minister, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government :

Recent Severe Storm Damage: Statements  

Department of Social Protection officials, through their exceptional and urgent needs payments systems, provide immediate support to households affected by emergencies. These payments cover immediate needs such as clothing, food, bedding and emergency accommodation. The Department of Social Protection also has a humanitarian assistance scheme to assist people whose homes are damaged by flooding. This is means tested and is intended to assist those who are not in a position to meet costs for essential needs, household items and, in some instances, structural repair as a result of the flooding damage.  Read complete statement....


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