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Need for end to cycle of poverty

Research by The Prince's Trust has revealed that young people from workless families in Northern Ireland are significantly more likely to struggle to find a job.

More than one-in-10 is also expecting to end up on benefits like those around them.

Child poverty is also prevalent in families where parents have low-income jobs. At Elizabeth Finn Care, we can provide financial support and access to benefits.

With Turn2us we have pulled together more than 3,500 charitable funds for this purpose, but a comprehensive strategy is required to lift children out of this trap. If we don't succeed, impoverished generation will follow impoverished generation.

FINNBARR FITZPATRICK

Elizabeth Finn Care, Belfast

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