COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESPONSE – NEW FREEPHONE LINE
PHONE: 1800 807 009 / TEXT ‘SUPPORT to 50555 / EMAIL: email@example.com
A new telephone helpline has been launched in Kerry today, available from 8am to 8pm seven days a week
Here’s what community-based groups working to fight poverty and exclusion want from the next government. They want housing prioritised. They want childcare workers paid a just wage, rights for people with disabilities, action to end violence against women, priority given to independent community development work and the appointment of a minister for older people. The new government will be called on to restrict the ‘fast fashion’ industry and there is much more.
The author of our new ‘Changing Ireland Community Diary’ will remain nameless for now to allow them to write more freely. The aim is to give an insight into one person’s community in these extraordinary times. Like hundreds of thousands of people, they volunteer with a number of local community groups.