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Interview with BBC Radio Foyle regarding Dial-A-Lift Funding Uncertainty

Easilink Community Transport, along with the other Community Transport Partnerships will suffer as a result of the Department for Infrastructure decision that there will be no guaranteed funding for the Dial a Lift service after April 2023. There are also jobs at stake too – 22 members of staff at Easilink Community Transport.

Easilink service users, volunteers and staff are extremely concerned about how this will affect their lives.

Hear what Easilink Chief Executive, Claire Russell, service users, Helen Reany from Plumbridge and Evelyn O Hagan from Claudy, Volunteer Car Driver, Frank McCay and Charity Director, Paschal McKeown from Age NI had to say about the news on BBC Radio Foyle

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Dial-A-Lift Funding Uncertainty

The Department for Infrastructure, which funds the Rural Dial-a-Lift service, wrote to all Rural Community Transport providers on the 1st of March 2023, notifying us that there will be no guarantee of funding past the 30th of April 2023 due to the very challenging financial position which the Department finds itself in for 2023-24.

Today our Chief Executive, Claire Russell, spoke to BBC Radio Foyle to discuss the detrimental impact which any reduction in service would have to our members.

You can hear the interview on the link below which includes commentary from NICVA Chief Executive, Celine McStravick.

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