Affordable Warmth Scheme Applications Not Being Approved – McGlone Raises Concerns With Departments

A block has been placed on a home insulation scheme set up to address fuel poverty in the private sector. A delay has been placed by the Department for Communities on the Affordable Warmth Scheme - the scheme was set up to provide home insulation, draught proofing, heating and boiler replacements. The Mid-Ulster MLA, Patsy … Continue reading Affordable Warmth Scheme Applications Not Being Approved – McGlone Raises Concerns With Departments

SDLP Representatives and Law Centre hold Public Meeting on Welfare Reform

Mid Ulster SDLP representatives along with the Law Centre NI held a well-attended Welfare 'Reform' Public Meeting in Walsh’s Hotel, Maghera on Tuesday 26th February. As well as the Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone and local Councillors, Martin Kearney and Christine McFlynn, the SDLP MLA for East Derry, John Dallat was also present. The meeting … Continue reading SDLP Representatives and Law Centre hold Public Meeting on Welfare Reform

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

SDLP Raise Concerns with Audit Office over Welfare Reforms

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has met with the Auditor General, Kieran Donnelly, to raise concerns over ongoing changes to the welfare system in Northern Ireland. The Mid Ulster MLA accompanied SDLP MLAs, Nichola Mallon and Claire Hanna, at the meeting on Wednesday. Mr McGlone said, "Yesterday Nichola Mallon, Claire Hanna and I … Continue reading SDLP Raise Concerns with Audit Office over Welfare Reforms

SDLP Delegation emphasises cross-departmental involvement in arts in meeting with the Permanent Secretary

An SDLP Delegation led by Patsy McGlone MLA, including Claire Hanna MLA, Pat Catney MLA and Councillor Malachy Quinn met with the Permanent Secretary of the Department for Communities and senior officials to highlight the need for a period of sustained reinvestment in the arts as in the Republic of Ireland and Wales. The MLA … Continue reading SDLP Delegation emphasises cross-departmental involvement in arts in meeting with the Permanent Secretary

McGlone: Irish Language should not be used as a political weapon

Reacting to the news that the Department for Communities failed to carry out necessary equality tests before cutting the Líofa funding bursary, SDLP MLA Patsy McGlone has said that Ministers and Departments should not play party politics with people’s lives and languages. The Mid Ulster MLA said, “When the Líofa bursary was cut, it was … Continue reading McGlone: Irish Language should not be used as a political weapon