THE cost-of-living crisis is having a huge impact across the county, but the Council has developed £250,000 in initiatives to support residents most in need of help. A Scoping Study undertaken by the Council identified that families with children, the ‘working poor’, those living with disabilities, and older people will be most adversely affected at […]
Cost of living crisis as serious as Covid pandemic
AN in-depth motion on he cost-of-living crisis has been rushed through at the local Council’s Regeneration and Community Committee meeting, having been carried over when not reached at the council’s full meeting in September. While the motion passed, the hurried nature left many members without the opportunity to contribute, and a tabled amendment was not discussed. […]
Fire-fighting warnings for tough winter ahead
A WARNING has come that Fermanagh residents could be fighting financial fires come winter time if nothing is done to stop the cost of living crisis. The stark message from citizens organisation, Community Advice Fermanagh (CAF) who provide free help and advice on a range of issues – including energy bills and rent arrears. Welfare Rights Specialist […]
Fears of local oil shortages on the horizon
“It’s not about price any more, it’s about getting the product now.”
Fermanagh families on benefits to get £650
Low-income families will get the one-off payment to help with the cost of living crisis.
Fuel cost crisis “ruining lives”
A total of 30 percent of those surveyed even said they were putting off going to medical appointments due to the costs.