The Northern Ireland poverty bulletin uses data collected from the Family Resources Survey to provide estimates of the proportion and number of children, working age adults and pensioners living in low income households in Northern Ireland.
Our latest Members' Day on the 14th of September was held at Advice NI the overarching theme of our event was not only to launch the opening of our premises to our members but also maintaining membership engagement.
In this episode of our Inspirational Speaker Series, Debbie Forsey will provide us with a brief overview of the student finance and funding system in NI at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She will also discuss how being in full-time higher education may impact upon those receiving social security benefits and highlight common issues and problems these claimant encounter when making a claim as a full-time student.
You’d have to be living under a rock not to notice we are in an energy crisis. And while fuel poverty is a perennial problem that rears its head in the winter months and mostly impacts the lowest earners, this year it’s taken on a radically different tone.
The cost-of-living crisis is escalating in front of our eyes. Deaf and disabled people cannot wait for action to be taken. We have been severely impacted by the cost-of-living crisis. This is on top of extra costs that we as disabled people already face.
Advice NI, in partnership with the Special Educational Needs Advice Centre (SENAC), plan to support carers of children with learning difficulties to become more digitally included enabling them to engage with policy and decision makers and to access their rights and entitlements. Funded by the Department of Health, this project will support carers to learn the digital skills to go online safely and to access their rights and entitlements. We will be sharing more updates on this project in our next edition of Advice Matters.