Despite welcome increases in the Living Alone Allowance, the Fuel Allowance and targeted supports for children, Budget 2021 has provided little to prevent an escalation in poverty or a growth in inequality in Ireland.
We understand the need to deal with the short-term demands made on state finances due to COVID-19 to maintain jobs, businesses and individual incomes, but it is disappointing that there are insufficient measures to indicate that the Government recognises the need to put in place any long term strategic plans to improve the situation for the 700,000 people already living in poverty before the pandemic.
The pandemic has increased pressures on households and reduced the donation collection opportunities that we usually put in place for December so please remember to give what you can and help people in need in your community with basics like food, fuel and school.
Donating In Person
SVP Drive Thru Collection Sat 12th Dec
We will also be setting up a Drive Through gate Collection on Saturday 12th December between 11am and 3pm.
Enter Church via the Mart entrance and Exit opposite the Blue Hackle, SVP collectors with gloves and masks will be in place with sealed collection buckets next to the Church doors.
Alternatively you can donate on line www.svp.ie
Make a one off or monthly donation and be sure to select North East area so you money goes to our Region.
Support and Advice
If you know anyone in need of support please ask them to make contact via Freephone number 1800 677 777
Thank you from the Delvin SVP Team