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Cost of Living Crisis 2023

Impact on Children Report 2023    Embargoed to May 24th Barnardos children’s charity today launcheda new report outlining the growing impact that the cost of living crisis is having on children across the country. Over 73% of parents surveyed said that cost of living increases have negatively affected the children in their care over the past 6

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Barnardos Supported by Hosts Online Safety Gaming Awareness Webinar “Plugged in, Switched Off”

Barnardos children’s charity supported by hosted an online safety gaming awareness webinar on May 17th about the impact of gaming on children. Supported by, the event focused on practical, solution-based insights into the pros and cons of gaming. Attendees heard from many experts in the field, including  Topics covered included:  Barnardos CEO Suzanne

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Barnardos Big Toddle

Let’s Get Toddling for Barnardos with Ireland’s Youngest Heroes!Barnardos Big Toddle Supported by Amy Huberman 04.05.23  Barnardos children’s charity today launched their annual Big Toddle with the support of ambassador Amy Huberman. The theme this year, Big Toddle Little Heroes, celebrates Ireland’s youngest fundraisers who help vulnerable children their own age by completing a fun half-mile

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Barnardos Calls for Immediate Action Ahead of Latest Homeless Figures

27.04.23 Barnardos is alarmed about the growing scale of homelessness in Ireland and the devastating impact it is having on the lives of thousands of vulnerable children across the country. Ahead of the release of the homeless figures tomorrow (28th), the reality of the ongoing housing crisis remains the same for children and families. The number of

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Barnardos welcomes planned roll out of hot school meals programme

Minister Humphrey’s recognition that free hot school meals should be provided to all primary schoolchildren by 2030 is extremely welcome and will make a real difference to the lives of many children across the country.  Barnardos knows from families we support that free school meals can have a real benefit on children in receipt of

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Barnardos Welcomes Government Cost of Living Package of Supports

Barnardos welcomes the measures announced today by government. They will go some way to help families struggling to meet essential costs and help prevent children going without. Barnardos CEO Suzanne Connolly said: “We know that childhood lasts a lifetime and from our experience the longer a child goes without and lives in deprivation and consistent poverty

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Barnardos calls for targeted cost of living measures to protect most vulnerable children

13 February 2023. Barnardos welcomes An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s comments regarding the extension of cost of living supports and recommends targeting measures at low income families. Barnardos CEO Suzanne Connolly said: “Continuing cost of living increases are affecting the vast majority of households, hitting the pockets of most families and reducing their levels of disposable income. “However,

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