Heading into a winter of discontent with increased fuel charges and massive price increases across basic food necessities destined to hit the most vulnerable in society hardest, it is disheartening to hear that the NI Anti Poverty Network is also facing a credit crunch. The body, which has long campaigned on behalf of the poorest in society, could face closure, as its funding dries up.
Just when we are needed most, we may have to close. This means that on the ground research and information, education, lobbying – and most importantly the liaison work that the Network does to connect statutory and government bodies with those experiencing poverty – will grind to a halt.
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