Limerick Ukrainian support centre – The centre is located at Riverstone House, 23-27 Henry Street and will assist Ukrainians as they establish themselves in Ireland.
Three new Ukrainian Support hubs are now located in key cities Cork, Dublin and Limerick
By I Love Limerick correspondent Ava O’Donoghue
A new Ukrainian support centre has been opened in Limerick for refugees who have fled the war, following an announcement made by the Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys on March 17.
Three new hubs are now located in key cities Cork, Dublin and Limerick to help Ukrainians obtain PPS numbers, avail of Social Welfare supports and receive referrals to other state services, as needed.
Representatives from the Citizens Information Service will be available in the new centres to assist refugees with any enquiries. Community Welfare Officers will also be present to help with applications for financial support.
Interpretation services will also be on hand for those with limited English.
“These dedicated hubs in Dublin, Cork and Limerick will ensure that Ukrainian families and individuals who have fled this terrible war can get the support they need as quickly as possible,” said Minister Humphreys.
“My officials are present in these new centres to assist the Ukrainian people in obtaining the likes of a PPS Number – which is a crucial first step to accessing different services offered by the State.”
Over 5,000 PPS numbers have been issued to Ukrainians arriving in Ireland since the beginning of the crisis.
“I want the people of Ukraine to know that my department is here to help and support you in every way we can,” added Minister Humphreys.
The Limerick Ukrainian support centre is located at Riverstone House, 23-27 Henry Street, The centre will operate from 9:15am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm Monday to Thursday, with an earlier close of 4pm on Fridays.
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