A prosperous, poverty-free Northern Ireland

JRF’s manifesto briefing for a shared prosperity and reduced poverty in Northern Ireland.

This manifesto briefing sets ambitious aims and achievable recommendations for a fresh approach to reducing poverty in Northern Ireland. With this briefing, we seek to guide the next Executive in shaping its priorities, compiling strategies and forming legislation to forge a better place to live, learn and raise a family without fear of poverty.

The briefing makes recommendations for:

  • reducing poverty in childhood, considering early years support, educational attainment, and careers and skills;
  • more and better jobs, and a social security system that incentivises work and supports people when they are not in work;
  • realising the benefits of living longer, including a housing strategy for older people.


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