Tag Archives: Homelessness

Feet on the street needed at The People’s Kitchen march and demonstration over rising death toll among Belfast homeless

What: March and Demonstration for action on homeless crisis When: 2pm Saturday 23 July 2022 Where: Demonstration gathering point at 1 Antrim Road, Belfast with march to City Hall. Unite the union is lending its support to a demonstration and march in Belfast … Continue reading

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How many more have to die on the streets before Communities Minister and Housing Executive deliver on promises for supported accommodation for women?

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey and NI Housing Executive Chief Executive Grainia Long are ‘dodging’ Unite’s requests for a meeting on issue Former Regina Coeli House worker challenges Legion of Mary to make old building available as a hostel for vulnerable … Continue reading

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Demand that NIHE take over Regina Coeli women’s hostel to secure vital services raised by Unite with officials from Department for Communities

Unite the union calls on Legion of Mary to do ‘right thing’ and transfer over its ownership of women’s hostel to safeguard provision for vulnerable women Women-only facility providing support for homeless and vulnerable is best secured by Northern Ireland … Continue reading

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In context of political failure, local councils must act to safeguard poor and homeless during cold snap 

In absence of political action, numbers dying in winter in Northern Ireland unnecessarily has risen 130 percent in three years to 1,500 Poverty leaves many reliant on old, dangerous or un-serviced heating devices for heating or going to bed early … Continue reading

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NI Audit Office report confirms that Universal Credit mitigation package has failed most vulnerable

Uptake of mitigations funds falls £136 million below Executive target leaving claimants to face full brunt of Tory welfare reform package Only 82 percent of Universal Credit claimants paid on time with more than half drawing down advance payment to … Continue reading

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