A NEW support centre for Ukrainian refugees has opened in Limerick city centre.
Located at Riverstone House, 23-27 Henry Street, the centre opened yesterday and will help people who have fled the war to access State supports.
Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys announced the opening of three new hubs last week, one in Dublin, one in Cork and the Limerick hub.
The centres will assist Ukrainian refugees in obtaining PPS Numbers, availing of Social Welfare income supports, and receiving referrals to other State services.
They are separate from the Dublin Airport hub that opened last week.
The new centre in Limerick will be open from 9.15am to 5pm, closing for lunch between 1pm and 2pm Monday to Friday, with an earlier closure on Friday at 4.30pm.
Volunteers from the Citizens Information Service will also be on hand to answer general questions, while community welfare officers will assist with applications for financial support. Interpretation services will also be available at the centre.
Announcing the opening of the new hubs, Minister Humphreys said: “These dedicated hubs in Dublin, Cork and Limerick will ensure that Ukrainian families and individuals who have fled this terrible war can get the supports they need as quickly as possible.”