A Mayo TD says that Tusla needs to increase investment in community based facilities in Mayo.
Fianna Fail TD Lisa Chambers was responding to the recent HIQA report Into Tusla at a recent sitting of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs.
Highlighting the challenges that the report identified, and the implications for children and families, Deputy Chambers reminded Tusla management of commitments that they have made to improving facilities delivered in communities across the county, and specifically in Co. Mayo, which could assist in addressing the resource shortages the report was highly critical of.
Deputy Chambers highlighted the case being made in Co. Mayo for additional resources, citing the application submitted from Erris to establish a Family Resource Centre. The Mayo Children and Young Peoples Services Committee, which is resourced by Tusla, have, amongst others, identified the case for this FRC in Erris.
Deputy Chambers said Tusla should listen to other parts of their organisations and open these facilities now.