‘Anxiety and upset’ as services at daycare centre in Limerick town curtailed

Norma Prendiville

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‘Anxiety and upset’ as services at daycare centre in Limerick town curtailed

The Community Employment Scheme which helped provide the lost services at St Ita's in Abbeyfeale was wound up at the end of March

DOZENS of senior citizens in Abbeyfeale and surrounding areas are trying to come to terms this week with losing a vital social outlet  in their community following the ending of certain services at the local St Ita’s day care centre. 

The Community Employment Scheme which helped provide those services was wound up at the end of March. 

But according to  concerned residents in Abbeyfeale, the situation  is causing anxiety and upset.“People are suffering,” one woman said. “It is a huge service to the community. I know there are a lot of people very anxious about the situation.”

The Limerick Leader understands that residents in the adjoining St Ita’s Voluntary Housing continue to be provided with dinners. However, the centre also catered for dozens of people mainly from  outlying areas on a day-basis who came to the centre  and enjoyed meals and social events. 

The Leader also understands that the Abbeyfeale Community Council is aware of the situation and is seeking meetings with a view to finding a way forward.