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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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Protest at Department for Communities, Belfast tomorrow as part of Unite’s national day of action against Universal Credit

Campaigners to gather outside Department for Communities building on Bedford Street, Belfast Albert Hewitt explained why his union’s community members will be protesting against Universal Credit outside the Department for Communities buildings in Belfast tomorrow at 2pm: “While Universal Credit has … Continue reading

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Unite the union community members to erect ‘suicide awareness’ signs at Cave hill country park

Grassroots initiative taken as number of deaths from suicide in Northern Ireland in 20 years since peace agreement exceeds those from the 30 year Troubles Twelve permanent Unite in the community ‘suicide awareness’ signs to go up on all pathways … Continue reading

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Universal Credit causing misery and hardship for families in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland households claiming the new all-in-one benefit, Universal Credit are being plunged into misery and hardship Westminster government must stop the roll out of Universal Credit before even more families are forced into poverty 23rd May: As part of … Continue reading

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