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21/09/2021

Action Against Cuts meeting at Maldron Hotel tonight

Action Against Cuts has organised a public meeting at the Maldron Hotel in Butcher Street tonight. The group says the event will look at the very real and devastating impact of that Cuts have had on Derry already. Action Against Cuts is a group of welfare advisors, community activists and concerned local people working as a collective whose aims are to Share information and educate those most affected by the cuts to empower themselves; Organise public events, protests and direct action and work towards ending poverty and hardships in our communities. A spokesperson for the group has said:  “This meeting will allow local residents who have already been hit hard by the Cuts - or so-called Austerity or Welfare Reform - to share what they have gone through.  There will be a number of Welfare Rights Advisors in attendance who will be able to make appointments with anyone keen to get advice.” Jim Browne, Welfare Rights Advisor from Creggan Community Collective added: “We have experienced a huge increase in the number of people being affected by the cuts already, including PIP and Universal Credit.  This is only getting worse and anyone who says people won’t be affected isn’t seeing what’s happening right across our communities.  I would encourage everyone to attend the meeting on Wednesday night to hear from local people who have already been left devastated by these changes.” Topics for discussion tonight include Universal  Credit, Personal Independence Payment and Bedroom Tax. Tonight’s meeting will begin at 6.45pm and a hot buffet will be provided free of charge.

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