Kilkenny County Council - Helpline in Place to Link Between State Agencies and Community Groups Supporting Those in Need During Covid-19 Crisis.

HELPLINE PHONE NO. 056 7794145 or 1800 500000

Kilkenny County Council are setting up the above helpline from tomorrow Friday, 27th March from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., Monday to Friday, and Saturday from 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.

We are calling on any established volunteer group, organisation or club that have a community support programme in place to register their details with us at the above number or email address.

This helpline is to assist both State Agencies, local community volunteer networks, and other groups by providing necessary information, guidance and linkages. We will be working with and building on the work currently underway by GAA Clubs and many other community and voluntary groups on the ground and endeavouring to ensure that vulnerable people are supported at this time of serious need. As part of this Community Response we will be taking referrals from agencies such as:

  • Gardai
  • Local Councillors
  • Older Peoples Council
  • PPN
  • KLP (Kilkenny Leadership Partnership)
  • Civil Defence
  • Parish Priests
  • And Volunteer Groups, such as GAA and other local community volunteer networks.

The key objective of this facility is to assist groups with information and linkages in order to deliver a unified community response to COVID-19.
We would ask those groups that are already established to contact us, let us know what they are doing and where they are located. This will allow us to identify any gaps there may be in the City and County. We can then plan to fill these gaps.

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