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Pre-Budget Submission to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection on the protection of young unemployed adults under 26 affected by homelessness

Crosscare’s work with young adults experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness since the introduction of reduced age-related Jobseeker’s Allowance in 2014 has driven a campaign to raise awareness of the unfair and adverse impact it is having on their lives. Adults under 26 years old who are unemployed and surviving independently without recourse to… Read more »

Proposal to the Department of Justice and Equality on returning Irish emigrants with non-EEA family members

Over 126,900 Irish emigrants have returned to Ireland in the past five years1 on foot of the economic recovery. Crosscare Migrant Project has been monitoring the experiences for many people returning to live in Ireland and facing barriers affecting their re-integration. We have noted an increase from 2015 in queries from clients seeking information on… Read more »

‘Do you speak English?’ – New report released by Crosscare

A new report published by Crosscare Information and Advocacy Services, (including Crosscare Migrant Project, Crosscare Housing and Welfare Information, and Crosscare Refugee Service) reveals the difficulties experienced by non-English speakers in accessing social welfare supports. Titled Do You Speak English?, the report presents findings from a survey with non-English speakers that Crosscare works with on… Read more »


Budget 2019: Crosscare pre-budget submission

For the 3rd year in a row Crosscare will focus its pre-budget submission to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) on age discrimination in social welfare payments. Staff from youth and information & advocacy projects have worked on our submission, which will be presented to Minister Regina Doherty at a pre-budget forum… Read more »