Calls for reinstatement of community welfare officer post in Milford

 

There are urgent calls for the reinstatement of the community welfare officer post at the Milford Public Services Centre.

It's understood that the service will now be provided in Letterkenny and in urgent cases, an officer will visit Milford but not a time suggested by the user.

The move has led to serious concern locally over the distance elderly residents will now have to travel to avail of the service and may have to wait weeks initially for an appointment.

Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue has described it as a major step backwards: