Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald has said she is deeply concerned over potential cuts to Community Transport and the party have requested an urgent meeting with the Department for Infrastructure.
The East Derry MLA said:
“Sinn Féin is deeply concerned about the funding situation for Community Transport following the Department for Infrastructure’s decision to only extend funding for one month.
“Community transport provides an invaluable vital service to older people, those with disabilities, as well as the most isolated and vulnerable communities right across the north.
“It helps tackle social isolation, connect people to their communities and helps facilitate essential Hospital and GP visits. In my own area I can attest to Community Transports crucial service they provide for rural communities.
“The benefits this service brings cannot be overstated.
“Sinn Féin has requested an urgent meeting with the Department for Infrastructure urging them not to cut funding.
“Community Transport is a lifeline for so many people. It is very important that this service is protected.”