NICVA Statement on Shankill Lurgan Community Projects - Lurgan Foyer
The Supporting People programme is an essential programme that helps vulnerable people live stable independent lives. It is a partnership between government and voluntary and community organisations to get critical support to people who need it.
On the face of it SLCP has been treated very badly by NIHE who have cut off financial support for no demonstrable reason. The NIHE's own internal audit report into the decision explicitly questions the NIHE's decision-making process and the veracity of its conclusion. Yet the Housing Executive is sticking to its original decision.
NICVA calls on the NIHE Chief Executive or the Board to review its decision and put in place a reasonable remedy that is fair to all - not least the homeless young people affected by the closure of the Lurgan Foyer facility.