Council’s poverty officer says ‘help is out there’

DEIRDRE O’Connor became the first-ever Poverty Officer for Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in August 2022, just as the cost of living crisis was beginning to come to a head.

“I started in this job at a time when more-and-more local people were starting to find it increasingly difficult to cope; costs were rising, and people were getting less and less from their wage.”

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