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Urgent Actions required to keep one parent families afloat.

NGO Alliance Call on Government to take Ten Urgent Actions to Keep One Parent Families Afloat during Lockdown.

The newly established National One Parent Family Alliance (NOPFA) says that as with the initial lockdowns last year, lone parents are worried about holding onto their jobs and managing childcare and home-schooling, about how they will afford their rent and, in these cold winter months, how to heat their homes.  

The Alliance comprises nine national organisations including Barnardos, Children’s Rights AllianceFLAC, Focus Ireland, National Women’s CouncilOne Family, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, SPARK, and Treoir. The Alliance was established in 2020 in response to the unequal impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on one parent families and a shared concern about the high levels of poverty experienced by lone parents and their children.  

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