New toolkit launched for parents of children with disabilities
A new toolkit for people whose children have disabilities – and written by parents, for parents – could be transformative for mums and dads who feel overwhelmed.
Will we fail once more on mental health?
A new report from the Audit Office says Northern Ireland’s ten-year mental health strategy risks failure due to a lack of financial support.
Impact: it’s not the work you do, it’s what that work achieves
Focusing on outcomes won’t address all the third sector’s challenges, but it will help organisations get the most out of whatever resources they have.
Social security is inadequate – what will government do about it?
The Cliff Edge Coalition NI relaunched its campaign last week. A lot has changed since 2018, almost none of it good, and the cliff edge faced by much of society has grown much higher.
Could the cost-of-living crisis be even bigger than we thought? See for yourself
New ONS analysis shows where inflation is really pressurising household budgets. Some basics are up by over 40%. Meanwhile a new online tool will let you check how inflation is affecting you and your family, specifically.
Is a public services meltdown on the cards?
The Secretary of State’s budget is here. A bonfire of services seems likely. With a focus on education, Scope looks at cuts that are already in motion – and outlines the consequences.
If you want to protect the union, get back to Stormont
As most people celebrate the Good Friday Agreement, hardline unionist politicians have their heads in the sand – to the detriment of Northern Ireland, and also themselves.
Pay now, or pay (more) later? How the cost-of-living crisis is squeezing the third sector.
Spiking inflation and weak public finances have put community organisations on the back foot. However, it would be short-sighted to let services wither. Where possible, we must spend to save.
Community transport, health transformation and public service collapse
Stormont was rarely good and never perfect but the current zombie version is leading us to disaster. Our elected representatives must get back to work.
We need to talk about wealth inequality – not just now, but always
Distribution of wealth should a headline talking point of economic discourse, alongside GDP, employment levels and inflation.
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