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Charity Response to Unemployment Figures

19 May 2020

Today's announcement that unemployment in Northern Ireland has risen by almost 90% in April is a worrying statistic.

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Reliance on benefits is a major catalyst of homelessness as individuals fall into rent arrears or are forced to choose between eating or heating.

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My concern would be that in the aftermath of COVID-19, Northern Ireland may find itself facing an even bigger homelessness and poverty crisis than it had been previously.

Jim Dennison – Chief Executive
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To read the BBC article, click here.

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