Sligo Councillor calls for more staff to administer domicillary care allowance

A Sligo Councillor is calling for more staff to be made available to the section of the Department of Social Protection in Sligo that administers the domicillary care allowance.

It’s a monthly payment for a child aged under 16 with a severe disability, who requires ongoing care.

It’s administered from the Social Protection offices in Sligo.

There is currently an 18 week delay before people even hear back on their application.

Ahead of the budget, Sinn Fein Cllr Thomas Healy is calling for more resources to be allocated to this sector: