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Povery is increasing to unacceptable levels in rural counties, such as Mayo.
Galway Simon Community has been awarded the sum of €11,125 from ESB Electric Aid to help towards part-funding a service to assess client engagement in activities and goal-setting.
SVP says energy efficient homes bring real savings but inadequate income is main cause of fuel poverty
Research on the income and accommodation of a sample group of household types supported by the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) has found that while inadequate income is the main cause of energy poverty making homes more energy efficient brings real benefits.
Services for people affected by homelessness and domestic violence are in rising demand, says local charity COPE Galway.
“Micro Finance Ireland allows micro-enterprises to get working capital in an easy and cost-effective manner. Over €3.5 million has been approved by Microfinance Ireland to just over two hundred micro-enterprises. That working capital is supporting almost 500 jobs. It is great to see this support for small business and a brilliant briefing to have ahead of Mullingar Chamber’s AGM,” according to Pat Whelan, chamber president.Pat was speaking at the Micro Finance Ireland (MFI) business briefing to chamber members recently.
There were 54 households actively seeking independent accommodation in Galway city during just two days last month, but many properties were outside the maximum rent supplement limit, according to COPE Galway who has warned iniatives are urgently needed to avoid the escalation of homelessness.
Any threat to funding for homeless services for Galway city must be opposed, and candidates owe it to the electorate to make a pledge to fight any cuts to this sector.