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Private sector tenants need protection, says SVP

The high cost of rent is a factor preventing many households from being able to afford a minimum essential standard of living


Look what has started on The Late Late Show

Charity album will raise thousands of euro for SVP.


SVP welcomes aspects of Budget 2017, but says public investment must be prioritised

While the transformative policies of Early Childhood Care and Education, social housing provision and energy retrofitting of homes were welcome, according to the society, significantly greater public investment is required over the longer term.


Catholics visit London mosque’s homeless project

'Meal for All' began in mid-2015 and its Christian and Muslim volunteers work side by side to feed the most vulnerable.


SVP cautions regulator on smart metering plans

SVP concerned that vulnerable people will be unable to avail of ‘paperless’ billing and direct debit discounts or be able to switch between suppliers to get a better price.


Pre-election call for a more inclusive recovery

SVP head of social justice calls for adequate income supports and good quality public services such as housing, education and energy.


Chronic lack of social housing & accommodation: SVP

The SVP has called on the Government to deliver its targets in 'Social Housing 2020' and expressed concern that the 2015 targets for new social housing won't be realised.


Child poverty & homelessness worse than ever

The latest Department of Environment figures reveal 865 children living in hostels, B&Bs and hotels.


Belfast Mayor honours unsung NGOs

Ten charities honoured including Trócaire, Christian Aid, Habitat NI, Tear Fund and Concern.


Brendan O’Carroll awarded Philanthropist honour

Much loved actor and comedian, who portrays the TV character Mrs Brown, named among winners of this year’s Philanthropist of the Year Award.


Child benefit up & funding for housing: budget

Charities welcome budget's benefits and focus on job creation.


Budget must tackle poverty and homelessness

"Looking after children is how you define a society’" - yet in Ireland today, one in ten children lives in consistent poverty.


Irish water charges among highest in Europe: SVP

SVP "particularly concerned at the lack of information underpinning Government direction on costs".


SVP welcomes President’s ethics initiative

Dialogue with social, economic, education, culture, spiritual groupings sought on a shared vision for Irish society.


Nation’s poorest targeted by energy surcharges

Pay-as-you-go or pre-payment customers should not be disadvantaged by using these meters SVP warns.


SVP warns flat rate energy levy will hit poor worst

Levy is clearly out of proportion to low income customers' ability to pay and can be viewed as a regressive tax: SVP.


SVP urges restoration of One Parent Family payment

Families with children, headed by a single parent, have been hardest hit by recessionary measures.


Government urged to place people’s rights at the heart of decision making

Put people, not economies first, say Amnesty, SVP and Social Justice Ireland.


St Vincent de Paul help for flood victims

Support for energy, food, laundry costs, replacement of furniture and household costs.


SVP accuses Troika of ‘muted response’ to hardship

Charity continues to pick up the pieces of peoples’ lives following austerity and cuts.


Work of SVP project featured in radio documentary

Programme highlights impact of Croí na Gaillimhe centre on more than 400 people.


Operation Santa to transform Christmas for thousands

“We not only want to ensure that no child is left disappointed, but that no family is left struggling because of the cost of Christmas.”


SVP welcomes Minister’s move on school uniform costs

Up to now parents have had very little say in school uniform policy SVP warn.


McGinley Foundation to support St Vincent de Paul

Ryder Cup captain pays tribute to SVP volunteers.


Survey finds school costs still too high

Latest Barnardos survey reveals anger that not enough is being done to address costs.


SVP concerned by moneylenders’ new tactic

An Post's One4all gift vouchers offered in lieu of cash.


SVP chides Government over child benefit cut

Benefit cuts could result in lower educational completion rates for children from lower income families


New SVP campaign demands an end to austerity budgets

"Sneaky" changes to entitlements and delays in processing claims are adding to the burden of struggling families.

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