The focus of our work at the St Vincent de Paul Society is visiting and befriending people living in isolation and poverty. The people we visit could be refugees, the elderly, the homeless, people staying in hospital or care homes, people with mental health issues or offenders. Conference members work on the ground level, face to face with the people they help. Here are a few statistics highlighting the work of our Conferences:-
* Last year 9,500 members helped 75,000 beneficiaries.
* 45% of the people we visited were the elderly in their own homes.
* The Society made 470,000 visits.
* Material and practical assistance was offered to 88,000 people and families.
If you would like to know more about the SVP or if you are interested in joining the Society, please get in touch with Francis O’Brien, Tel 01702-552373.