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Ballincollig Charity Store

Ballincollig store

Situated in the lovely town of Ballincollig, just outside Cork City, is one of our newest charity stores, which has already been identified as one of the best charity stores in Cork.

Store manager Elaine and her team of volunteers make sure every customer gets a warm welcome and her ever-growing group of loyal regulars is a sure sign the store is at the heart of Ballincollig’s community.

Savvy shoppers from all over Cork drop in just to check out the wide range high-quality, vintage and designer items at very affordable prices.

Elaine and the team are very grateful to all the wonderful people in the community who have supported the store through donations and purchases.

All donations are carefully hand selected by our trained staff to enhance your own personal style, but also giving you the chance to try and something different and create a new you!

Customers can find excellent value when browsing through the store’s designer and contemporary range of clothing, hats, bags, shoes and jewellery; as well as a wide range of collectables, china, glass, ornaments, pictures, mirrors and more.

Contact us

Elaine Delaney

Store Manager: Elaine Delaney

Phone: 021-4876487

Email: corkshopmanager@ageaction.ie

Address: 5 Bharr na tStraide, Ballincollig, Co Cork

Opening Hours:

  • Monday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
  • Tuesday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
  • Wednesday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
  • Thursday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
  • Friday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
  • Saturday: 9.30am - 5.30pm

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Did Budget 2020 Take Steps Towards a Fairer Society for an Ageing Population?

 

The Government's Budget 2020 choices did not include measures to address the inequalities faced by older people living in Ireland who are family members and contributors to our communities. Budget 2020 did not offer the majority of older people the support they need to meet the rising cost of living that is anticipated by the impacts of Brexit and it did not offer a concrete plan to support us to age in place.

 

Equality for older people requires the re-distribution of resources; power and influence; status and standing; and respect.  While the Government has increased some secondary benefits with the view to targeting people in the most vulnerable situations, which is a sensible approach, it has to be acknowledged that if people had adequate income to meet the true cost of ageing, they would be able to have choice over how to spend their money to best meet their specific needs.

The net affect of Budget 2020 on the income of older person headed households is;

  • Those under 80 and living with another person are €1.08 better off per week following Budget 2020 and have seen a weekly increase of €11.68 since 2009

 

  • For those under 80 and living alone, they are €6.08 better off per week following Budget 2020, and have seen a weekly increase of €20.48 on 2009 income

 

  • For those over 80 and living with another person, their weekly income has risen by €1.08 in Budget 2020, and €11.68 since 2009

 

  • For those over 80 and living alone, they are better off by €6.08 per week following Budget 2020, and €20.48 since 2009.

 

Some people who are over 80 are people in the most vulnerable situations in our society with no capacity to increase their income while dealing with the increasing cost of ageing. A person over 80, not living alone, received €1.08 per week to cope with Brexit, the carbon tax increase and the rising cost of living in 2020. It is on the backs of these people that our economy has been built: these are the same women and men who lived through the Marriage Bar, shouldered several recessions and are now dealing with the accumulated disadvantages. In working for equality, it is critical that we focus on equality of outcomes not just equality of opportunity.