Welcome for family support hub

Sinn Fein's Eric McGinley
Sinn Fein's Eric McGinley

Sinn Féin Councillor Eric McGinley has welcomed the commitment from the Western Health & Social Care Trust to install a Family Support Hub Coordinator in the Outer West area.

Councillor McGinley said: “At a recent Child Poverty seminar convened by Sinn Féin MLA Maeve McLaughlin the WHSCT representatives in attendance fully accepted the need and the rationale for a Family Support Hub in the Outer West area.

“It is the long expressed view of Sinn Féin that the delivery of early intervention services in this locality will best be progressed through the creation of a distinct and separate family support hub.

“The need for such a dedicated and focused arrangement has been well articulated based on the challenges facing families across the Outer West area.

“Sinn Féin welcomes the stated commitment of the WHSCT to support the installation of a hub coordinator and we look forward to seeing this happen at the earliest opportunity.”

Speaking out on the issue following a meeting in July, Sinn Fein MLA Maeve McLaughlin had said: “I believe that given the high number of children and young people who live in this area that a stand-alone Family Support Hub in Outer West is essential.”