Reasons to keep a CE Project in Dromcollogher

The Case for CE Project in Dromcollogher

Economic

* For every euro spent on supporting volunteers there is a five euro returns to the economy(1)
* We are employ people who would otherwise be requiring dole payments
* The Day Care Centre which we staff purchase € 60,000 comestibles annually
* The Centre last year spend money building an extension providing valuable income to people working in the construction industry
* The Project spend € 15,000 per annum on materials
* The visitors to the Day Care Centre use local shops including Post Office and Credit Union
* We purchase locally as much as possible according to an English study £ 10 spent locally generates £ 25 for the locally economy(2)
* The Participants as they are on low incomes spend money whereas high earners tend to save money, thereby taking their money out of the economy
* If the Day Care service closes this would mean there would be a greater strain on services for the elderly been presently provided by the HSE, plus it is policy of the HSE to maintain people at home as long as possible. These in turn would create a greater cost to the HSE/state.

Services

* Caring for elderly including showers, massage, supported trips to doctors, chiropody etc..
* Catering, tea/coffee with refreshments, and lunches, with “meals on wheels” for local residences
* Support for individuals and local groups, eg referrences & cv’s and complying & printing of brochures for fundraising events.
* Tours of National Coopertative Museum and provision of historical information both via website and facebook
* We have and are hoping to provide staff for Tidy Towns, GAA, Preschool, Community Hall and Chruch/graveyard maintenance

More information available at – dromcollogher.wordpress.com
or email- cedromcollogher@gmail.com –
tel. 087 2171089

1 – EU report for 2011 Year of Volunteer
2 – Burnham-on-Sea website

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