Month: March 2022

Belfast And Lisburn Community Project

Belfast charity sees demand for weekly food parcels increase by 40%

Published Monday 2 August 2021, 4:51pm
By James Martin

A Belfast charity has seen a significant rise in food poverty with demand for their weekly food parcels up 40%.

The charity says it has seen an uptake as furlough begins to wind down.

One in five firms say they plan to let staff go after the latest changes to the scheme.

Homelessness: ‘Everybody’s dream is to have their own home at Christmas’

By Emily McGarvey
BBC News NI Published 25 December 2021
While many families will celebrate Christmas in the warmth of their own home, for others, that is a luxury they can only dream of this year.