Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Questions (254)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

254. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the extent to which community welfare services remain readily accessible in all areas throughout County Kildare with particular reference to meeting out of hours and emergency needs in circumstances in which it is necessary; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50634/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Community Welfare Services in the South Kildare are based in three main centres: Naas, Newbridge and Athy. The service is accessible by telephone call, followed up by appointments and home visits as required. Telephone lines are open at all times and all customers have their call returned within one working day. This eliminates the need for customers to travel to and Intreo Centre or Health Centre and queue for service. Emergencies are prioritised and dealt with in a timely manner.

Contact details for the service are as follows:

Area

Phone Number

Athy - Castledermot

087 9138246

Dunlavin – Ballitore - Baltinglass

086 0202997

Monasterevin – Rathangan - Kildare

087 9638588

Newbridge – Curragh - Suncroft

086 7810420

Clane – Kilmeague – Prosperous – Robertstown - Allenwood

087 2950536

Naas – Caragh – Sallins – Johnstown – Kill - Kilcullen

087 7806165

Community Welfare Services in North Kildare are based in two main centres: Celbridge and Maynooth. The service is accessible by telephone call and email, followed up by appointments and home visits as required. Telephone lines and email are open at all times and all customers will have their call or email returned within one working day. This eliminates the need for customers to travel to and Intreo Centre or Health Centre and queue for service. Emergencies are prioritised and dealt with in a timely manner.

The North Kildare Community Welfare Services provide 2 mobile telephone numbers to the local Garda Stations in the event of out of hour’s emergencies.

Clinic Location/Areas Covered

Phone

Email

Celbridge Health Centre:Celbridge, Kilcock, Ardclough and Newtown

01 6303196Emergency No. 087 7907657

cwscelbridgekilcock@welfare.ie

Maynooth Health Centre:Maynooth, Leixlip, Straffan, Rathcoffey, Clonee and Dunboyne (Co. Meath)

01 6706743Emergency No. 087 0683820

cwsmaynoothleixlip@welfare.ie

Community Welfare Services for North West Kildare (Derrinturn, Carbury, Johnstownbridge, Clogherinkoe, Broadford, Moyvalley & surrounds) are catered for by the Community Welfare Officers based in the Intreo Centre, Carrick Road, Edenderry.

Clinic Location/Areas Covered

Phone

Clinic Times

Intreo Centre,Carrick Road, Edenderry: (Derrinturn, Carbury, Johnstownbridge, Clogherinkoe, Broadford, Moyvalley and surrounds. Derrinturn Health Centre:Derrinturn, Co Kildare

076 6285100 046 9733522 Emergencies and out of hours contact no.: 087 2779236

By appointment Thursday 10.00am -12.00 noon

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.