"Further Supports For Families Affected By Fuel Crisis Must be Put in Place" - McCausland
The Aontú Representative for Upper Bann, Kieran McCausland has called on the council to strengthen support for families affected by the fuel crisis.
Speaking today, Mr McCausland said "While I welcome the introduction of the Warm Spaces Scheme over this autumn and winter, the scheme falls short of the proposal I submitted to the Chief Executive of ABC Council, Roger Wilson on 4th October 2022. The Scheme is available for community groups to avail of through application to the council. The scope of this scheme must be expanded to be offered to vulnerable people in our community who will fall through the safety nets as a result of this crisis"
"There is a desperate need for transport to the warm banks so that families aren't put in a position where they have to choose between putting fuel in their car and putting food on the table. The council must recognise that this is an emergency situation that requires an emergency response" McCausland concluded