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COPE Galway welcomes Rent Supplement Increase Announced by Government today

COPE Galway welcomes Rent Supplement Increase Announced by Government today

28th June 2016

COPE Galway has welcomed the announcement of a 21% increase in Rent Supplement and Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) cap limits for Galway City.  The local Galway based homelessness charity has long campaigned for such an increase so as to help prevent more people losing their homes in Galway and people who are homeless being in a position to afford housing.      

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COPE GALWAY AND HSE WEST WORK TOGETHER TO PROMOTE HEALTHY EATING FOR OLDER PEOPLE IN GALWAY

COPE Galway Community Catering, in partnership with Galway University Hospital (funded by Nursing and Midwifery Planning & Development Unit) has this week launched “Good food and healthy eating advice for older people living independently”. The purpose of the booklet is to raise awareness about the risks of malnutrition in older people, offer useful advice & recipes for healthy eating, and provide information about the benefits and availability of Meals on Wheels in Galway. The booklet follows on from a pilot at GUH where older people admitted to hospital were identified if in need of nutritional support and were referred for Meals on Wheels on discharge.

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32nd Dáil MUST ADDRESS HOMELESSNESS & HOUSING CRISIS

7th March 2016

On the night of March 1st 2016 a total of 74 households were in emergency accommodation in Galway.  This comprised 27 families, including 55 children, and 47 single men and women. With the 32nd Dáil due to meet on March 10th 2016 to elect a Taoiseach and negotiations on the formation of a new government expected to begin in earnest, COPE Galway is again calling for urgent action to address the crisis many families and individuals who are homeless are experiencing in Galway.

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