WELCOME TO LONGFORD CIC
County Longford CIS provides independent, free, quality, confidential, up-to-date information, advice, and advocacy services to the public on their civil and social rights, entitlements and the social services that exist to support them.
Latest News - last updated July 21st 2015
Co Longford Citizens Information Service is closed for Lunch for the months of July and August from 12.30-2.00pm
(Due to Holiday Leave and Limited Staff Resources)
Our drop in outreach service in Granard on Thursday mornings will be discontinued for the months of July and August and will resume in September.
All queries can be referred to the main office in Longford (0761075890)
We apologise for any inconvenience caused
Pension Advice Week
17th - 21st August 2015
A state pensions expert will be in attendance in Co. Longford CIC on the 17th, 18th & 19th August
to give a one hour long presentation and to answer any questions you may have .
Contact our local office on 0761 075890 to book your place or call in person to Level 1, Longford Shopping Centre.
Please request a copy of your Social Insurance Record to bring with you. This can be done on-line with your PPS Number at
www.welfare.ie or contact us here at Longford CIC and we will request it for you
ALLOW 2 WEEKS TO RECEIVE BY POST
* Pensions - State Pensions (Contributory and Non-Contributory)
* Fair Deal - Nursing Home Support Scheme - NEW SERVICE
* IRIS - Irish Remote Interpreting Service - NEW SERVICE
Immigration - Interpreters (Polish, Latvian, Russian, Lithuanian, Slovakia) Every Tuesday - No Appointment Required
* FLAC - Free Legal Advice Clinic
* CAVA - Chartered Accountants Voluntary Advice
* By Appointment Only
Accessing Healthcare Abroad under CBD
The CBD allows for patients that are normally resident in Ireland and availing of public health services to be referred to and avail of healthcare funded publicly in Ireland in another EU/EEA member state or Switzerland. It will be a matter for the patient and his/her referring doctor to identify the clinician abroad and satisfy him/herself in relation to the qualifications, quality and safety of the services being availed of in the other jurisdiction. Funding will only be reimbursed for healthcare that is publicly funded and available in Ireland and which is not contrary to Irish legislation. Reimbursement will be made in line with published reimbursement rates available from the NCP.
Co. Longford CIS has been allocated the European Foundation of Quality Management GOLD STAR AWARD on 18th November 2013
Recognition for this is attributed to all Core; Community Employment; Volunteer Staff and the Board of Management.
The Service was accessed under the following headings
Information on Losing Your Job and Keeping Your Home
Are you leaving Ireland for Europe?
Longford Citizens Information Service has compiled an information pack for individuals who are planning on leaving Ireland to live and work in Europe. For further information please click on:
MESA provides a Supported Employment Programme for people with Disabilities in the Midlands.
We provide a service to people with a mental, physical, sensory or intellectual disability in the midlands, and are supported by FAS, to access mainstream employment both full and part time depending on individual choice and ability. Our details are Midland Employment Support Agency www.mesa4.com
Cross Care Migrant Project
If you are planning to relocate to one of the countries mentioned above, the books will provide basic information which will help you on your way. They are free of charge and available at Longford CIC.
Citizens Information Board Publications
Free of charge and available at Longford CIC.
INOU - The Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed
Published 20th edition of its WORKING FOR WORK. This booklet provides information on welfare, work, education and training options for unemployed people. It provides information on:
A limited number are available and Free of charge at Longford CIC.
Migrant Information Clinic
To facilitate the large foreign national community in Longford in accessing their rights and entitlements, Co. Longford Citizens Information Service holds the following Information Services on Tuesday's from 10am - 12.30pm to 14.00pm – 16.00pm:
Slovenska Poradna-Slovakian Clinic
Poradnia Polska-Polish Clinic
Latvieshu Valoda-Latvian Clinic
Informacija ir vertimas Lietuviskai-Information services in Lithuanian
Know Your Rights
Check out this months Know Your Rights as seen in local newspapers listing information on four current topics.
Longford Citizens Information Services Ltd is funded and supported by:
County Longford Citizens Information Service Ltd.
Level One, Longford Shopping Centre, Longford
Tel: 07610 75890 Fax: 043 3342485