The Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice

The ethos of the VPSJ, which is a faith based NGO, is rooted in:

  • The call of the Gospels “that all may have life and have it to the full” (John 10.10)
  • Belief in the dignity and potential of every human being
  • Commitment to working with people experiencing social and economic exclusion in order to bring about the change necessary for a more just and inclusive Ireland


To achieve its goal of working for social and economic change the VPSJ uses four main approaches:

Active Citizenship/Voter Education

The facilitation of the Active Citizenship/Voter Education Programme which encourages people who have lost confidence in the democratic electoral system to recognise their vote as a voice for social and economic change. Read more »

Development of Minimum Essential Budget Standards

Engagement in research on the expenditure and income needed for a minimum essential standard of living of all; which produces facts and figures on the standard of living which members of the public have agreed is the minimum below which no one should be expected to live. Read more »


Networking with individuals and groups which share the values and goals of the VPSJ. Read more »


By providing data which reflects current social and economic reality and which is used by different organisations – Government, Statutory Agencies and NGOs in their work. Read more »

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              He is Risen

           Death could not hold him.

           Rejoice in the resurrection

                  of Jesus Christ.

                                                                                            Matthew 28

Latest News

Published on Website

2018/2019 Review and Rebase – Minimum Essential Standard of Living (MESL)

Completed for Safefood

  • The Cost of the MESL Food Basket for Northern Ireland
  • The Cost of the MESL Food Basket for The Republic of Ireland

Completed updated Reasonable Living Expenses for ISI

Completed Exploratory Study on The Cost of Third Level Education



Just.Now Sept - Oct 2020: Living with Poverty and Covid 19

Issued: October 2020


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Important Dates

March 2021

8th   International Women's Day

21st  International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimation

22nd  World Water Day