Hargey: I’m decided that my division will proceed to ship for all those that are in want


Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has tasked officers to focus insurance policies and funding on supporting individuals by way of the price of dwelling disaster.


Hargey: I am determined that my department will continue to deliver for all for those who are in need

Hargey: I’m decided that my division will proceed to ship for all for individuals who are in want

The Minister immediately mentioned she is listening to households and staff who’re struggling to make ends meet and is dedicated to responding to the difficulty by guaranteeing the division’s sources are successfully focused to those that are in want.

Following a gathering with the division’s Everlasting secretary Colum Boyle and senior crew on price range planning, Minister Hargey mentioned:

“I’m dedicated to persevering with to help staff, households and communities who’re experiencing actual hardship. To giving them the serving to hand they should warmth their properties, to place a meal on the desk.

 “In fact we all know that the absence of a functioning Government and no price range in place for this yr, makes the problem all of the better. Important funding is locked away. New legal guidelines can’t be made.

“However we’ve got a monitor report right here for making issues occur, for reaching optimistic change.

“I’m decided that my division will proceed to ship for all those that are in want.

“I’ve tasked my officers to totally discover and expedite the entire choices open to us.

“And I’ll proceed to satisfy with native organisations and group teams to listen to extra about what is going on on the bottom, to take heed to their issues and to seek out out about inventive partnerships which might be making an actual distinction.”

Notes to editors: 

  1. Photograph caption: Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey is pictured with the Everlasting Secretary for the Division, Colum Boyle.
  2. Following the resignation of the First Minister on 3 February 2022, the 2022-23 Draft Funds course of was paused and the Finance Minister introduced that departments must depend on contingency preparations to permit spend to be incurred within the yr forward, guaranteeing that providers are maintained however new areas of spend couldn’t proceed.
  3. Colum Boyle took up submit as Everlasting Secretary of Division for Communities (DfC) on 25 April 2022. He had beforehand been interim Everlasting Secretary in Division of Finance and previous to this had been the Deputy Secretary for the Work & Well being Group in DfC.
  4. Media enquiries to DfC Press Workplace on 028 9082 3516 or electronic mail: Press Workplace
  5. The Government Data Service operates an out of hours service for media enquiries solely between 1800hrs and 0800hrs Monday to Friday and at weekends and public holidays. The Responsibility Press Officer might be contacted on 028 9037 8110.
  6. Comply with the Division on Twitter @CommunitiesNI

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