Community Welfare Officers are based in health centres and are responsible for the day to day administration of Community Welfare Services. Community Welfare Services include schemes such as the Supplementary Welfare Allowance, medical cards, Nursing Home Subventions and the Mobility Allowance.
The majority of the work carried out by Community Welfare Officers is the administration of the Supplementary Welfare Allowance Scheme. This scheme is funded and legislated for by the Department of Social Protection and administered by the Health Service Executive. The types of payments made under this scheme include: rent supplement, Mortgage Interest Supplement, Diet and Heating Supplements, Back to School Clothing and Footwear Scheme and exceptional needs payments for items such as buggies, clothing, etc.
For information on finding your nearest Community Welfare Officer please call the National Helpline number listed or visit your local health centre.
Intreo Centre, Department of Social Protection, Galway Road, Clifden, Co Galway.
Open between 9.30-12noon
Intreo Centre, Department of Social Protection, Sean Duggan Centre, Fairgreen Road, Galway
Kilronan, Aran Islands:
Co-op Building, Kilronan, Aran Islands
Open Wednesday 11.00-1.00pm
Intreo Centre Loughrea, Department of Social Protection, Railway House, Station Road, Loughrea, Co. Galway
Monday to Friday: 9.30 - 12.30
Community Welfare Service, Health Centre, Vicar Street, Tuam, Co. Galway
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 9.30 - 12.30