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# housing needs
People with disabilities 'more likely to be homeless than the general population'
‘Inadequate funding and resources’ are also creating barriers for people with disabilities when trying to find a suitable place to live.
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# Unemployment
'Restrictive' criteria denying jobseekers access to support schemes
Minister Joan Burton’s department has defended itself against criticisms in a recent report, saying that resources are ‘scarce’ and so the long-term unemployed are prioritised.
# Social Welfare
Welfare traps preventing people from moving into employment
A report has recommended that the department review eligibility criteria for some payments to “recognise the reality of the labour market”.
# Debt
Debt advice service threatened with funding cuts in agreement dispute
Companies funded through the Citizen’s Information Board have been given two months to sign service legal agreements to ensure funding.