SVP assistance claims up 30%

The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) will reveal new figures in its pre-budget submission to government showing calls for assistance increased by up to 30 per cent in some regions this year.

31st October, 2009

The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) will reveal new figures in its pre-budget submission to government showing calls for assistance increased by up to 30 per cent in some regions this year.

The society’s 2010 pre-budget submission, to be announced on Tuesday, will show one in four calls in the Dublin area were made by first-time callers. It expects new requests for assistance to continue in 2010.

It is also seeing more agencies, social...

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