McCallion welcomes reinstatement of youth worker funding

Sinn Féin’s Elisha McCallion  has welcomed the decision by the education authority to reinstate the funding for youth workers.

She said:

©/Lorcan Doherty Photography - 27th January 2016. Culture Minister Car‡l N’ Chuil’n launching the Talent Northwest 2016. Included are deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, Laura McNutt, previous competitor, Ollie Green, Greater Shantallow Community Arts, and the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District, Councillor Elisha McCallion. Photo Lorcan Doherty Photography


“The process of issuing notices of intent to youth workers who are involved in essential programmes in the most socially deprived communities was wrong.

“It is essential that these jobs are be mainstreamed to ensure continuity of service and programmes.

“I would like to congratulate those who campaigned to have the funding secured. Without their participation this reversal would not have occurred.”