AQW 4167/17-22 – COVID-19 testing

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what plans he has to extend COVID-19 testing to all domiciliary care and other frontline community healthcare workers. [Priority Written] Minister of Health: Domiciliary care staff and other frontline community healthcare staff with symptoms of COVID-19 can avail of testing. There are currently no plans … Continue reading AQW 4167/17-22 – COVID-19 testing

McGlone: Minister Must Implement Proposed Reform of Affordable Warmth Scheme

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has again urged the Minister for Communities to implement proposed reform of the Affordable Warmth Scheme. The Mid Ulster MLA was responding to an Assembly written answer from the Minister to a question he had submitted on the delayed reform. Mr McGlone said, "The SDLP has been lobbying … Continue reading McGlone: Minister Must Implement Proposed Reform of Affordable Warmth Scheme

AQW 396/17-22 – Affordable Warmth Scheme Eligibility Criteria

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster):  To ask the Minister for Communities whether she will amend the eligibility criteria to make the Affordable Warmth Scheme more accessible by increasing the income threshold for the scheme and that Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Carer's Allowance and Attendance Allowance be excluded from the calculation of income; and, … Continue reading AQW 396/17-22 – Affordable Warmth Scheme Eligibility Criteria

AQW 400/17-22 – Holy Trinity College, Cookstown

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education for an update on the new build project for Holy Trinity College, Cookstown. (AQW 400/17-22) Minister of Education: Holy Trinity College was announced to advance in planning in January 2013. An Integrated Consultant Team (ICT) was appointed in May 2017 following approval of the … Continue reading AQW 400/17-22 – Holy Trinity College, Cookstown

SDLP Meets Department for Communities over Discretionary Support Scheme

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, met with Department for Communities officials in Dungannon on Thursday to discuss the operation of the Discretionary Support scheme. Along with Mr McGlone, the SDLP delegation included Mid Ulster Councillors Christine McFlynn and Martin Kearney, and representatives from other areas. Discretionary Support replaced the Social Fund Community Care … Continue reading SDLP Meets Department for Communities over Discretionary Support Scheme

Community United in Solidarity on Sperrin Gold-Mining Proposals

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster Patsy McGlone has highlighted concerns about the potential impact of gold-mining in the Sperrins on the health of the local people. The Mid Ulster MLA was speaking after attending a community meeting in Falagloon Hall in Maghera. Mr McGlone said, “The ongoing gold-mining proposals in the Sperrins are causing understandable … Continue reading Community United in Solidarity on Sperrin Gold-Mining Proposals