Mayor welcomes decision to fund Foyle Haven

Mayor of Derry and Strabane District Council, Cllr Elisha McCallion has welcomed news that funding has been secured for a rescue package for the Foyle Haven with no redundancies required.

Speaking today the Mayor said:ElishaMcCallion-sm

“I am delighted that agreement has been reached to provide essential funding to Foyle Haven to allow them to retain their essential service to vulnerable members of the local community and that there will be no redundancies.

The Mayor who has led the campaign to source funding for the organisation by getting key statutory agencies together, continued:

“The joined up collaborative approach was key to securing the funding and I extend my thanks to all the agencies who have contributed financially to provide a rescue package for the service.

“I will continue to work closely with the agencies including the Western Trust and the Public Health Agency to look at sourcing funding that will secure long-term sustainability of the service.

“I am delighted that the need for this essential service has been acknowledged by the various agencies. I have been working with Foyle Haven and the key agencies to do what I could to highlight the good work that they do. It’s imperative that we work collectively to ensure that we don’t arrive at this situation next year and that a long term solution is found that will secure Foyle Haven’s future for many years to come.

“Having been in contact with UNISON this morning they have confirmed that after speaking to De Paul that there will be no redundancies required at the Foyle Haven as a result of this outcome.” CRÍOCH/END