Effect of Budget On Lone Parents Highlighted

Although not strictly detailing cuts to the community and voluntary sector, this Breakingnews.ie article is necessary (if difficult) reading, as it searingly makes clear the devestating human impact that Government cuts have already had - and that was prior to the arrival of this clearly devestating Budget 2012.

Quoted in the article, Stuart Duffin, welfare to work manager of One Family, said: “One-parent family households are already four times more likely to live in poverty. “Today’s many cuts, coupled with the fact that there is no provision of services or supports to help lone parents get back into education or training, will have a devastating effect on one-parent families."

Read full article via the following link:

Lone Parent Tells of Cash Struggles After Budget Announcement