Two full time Community Facilitators for the Defective Concrete Blocks Scheme are now in situ and are available to support affected homeowners.
The two facilitators are responsible for supporting and guiding homeowners through the application process and facilitating access to relevant support services.
One is based in Inishowen, working with the Inishowen Development Partnership, the other is covering the rest of Donegal, and working through DLDC.
Public Information sessions are being offered, along with one-to-one support, if required.
Laura Mannion of DLDC has been outlining how the service is operating…………
Statement in full –
Defective Concrete Block Community Facilitators Now Available to Support Affected Homeowners
Inishowen Development Partnership (IDP) and Donegal Local Development Company (DLDC) are delighted to announce that two full time Community Facilitators for the Defective Concrete Blocks Scheme (DCB) are now in situ and available to support affected homeowners.
The DCB Community Facilitators will be responsible for supporting and guiding the homeowner through the application process and facilitating access to relevant support services. Given the expected demand on the service, their work will aim to prioritise homeowners and families who are most vulnerable and/or experiencing disadvantage.
Michelle Coyle (IDP) will cover the Inishowen area and Gerri Moran (DLDC) will cover the rest of the County. The Community Facilitators are holding information sessions where affected homeowners can learn more about the support offered and avail of one-to-one support, if required.
In DLDC’s catchment area, these sessions will take place in the following locations from 10am to 1pm (other outreach locations to be confirmed in due course):
- Tuesday – DLDC head office Letterkenny
- Wednesday – Cara House Family Resource Centre, Letterkenny (starting from May)
- Thursday – DLDC office in Donegal Town
- Friday – Milford & District Resource Centre, Milford
The information sessions are open to the public and all are invited to attend. However, spaces are limited for the one-to-one sessions so booking is essential.
In Inishowen, an outreach clinic model has been developed. Clinics will happen weekly from 10-11.30am in the following locations:
- Monday – Buncrana IDP Office
- Tuesday – Moville Family Resource Centre
- Wednesday – Malin Head Community Association
- Thursday – IDP Carndonagh
- Friday- Clonmany Community Centre
To book your slot please contact Michelle Coyle IDP (Inishowen region) on 074 9362218 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Gerri Moran (All of Donegal except the Inishowen region) on 086 1526043 or email email@example.com.
These posts are supported by the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage, through Donegal County Council. For more information please contact the IDP Buncrana office on 074 93 62218 or the DLDC Letterkenny office on 074 91 270 56.