Policy & Research

Hearing about your issues informs our work. Through our research, we strive to identify policy gaps to help improve your situation.

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 »

‘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 »

Contact Danielle McLaughlin our Policy Officer for more information. Call +353 (0)1 873 2844 or email