Newry parents: Share your views on how to solve poverty in NI | Newry Times

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Monday, April 19th, 2021
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Two local charities dedicated to supporting parents – Employers For Childcare and Parenting NI – are joining together to host two online discussion sessions on the theme of addressing poverty in Northern Ireland and are calling for parents to join them and share their views.




The sessions, which will be hosted via Zoom, take place on Tuesday 20 April at 11 am and on Tuesday 20 April at 7 pm.



They will form part of a consultation process towards the development of a new plan to end poverty in Northern Ireland, being prepared by the Department for Communities. 

Aoife Hamilton, Policy and Information Manager at Employers For Childcare explains:, “From talking to parents, we know that poverty is a real concern for many families in Northern Ireland.

“We also know that those living with poverty will have important information to share, such as how worries about money impact on their family, but also ideas for solutions that can help to ensure no child and no family is living in poverty in Northern Ireland in 2021.”



Charlene Brooks, Chief Executive of Parenting NI sets out more about how the sessions will work.

“Each discussion will last no more than an hour and won’t be too formal,” she explains.

“There’s no need to prepare in advance – just bring a cup of tea!

“Sessions will be confidential, so while we will write up the feedback, all participants will remain anonymous.”



To register to join one of the sessions (or to find out more in confidence), email


Keep up to date with all the latest Northern Ireland Coronavirus / Covid-19 news HERE.


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