Annual Report and Financial Statements 2021
Barnardos. (2022). Annual Report and Financial Statements 2021. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/718
2021 was a year of continued uncertainty for everyone in Ireland, with the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, the new variants that emerged and associated restrictions. For the vulnerable children and families with whom Barnardos works, the Covid-19 crisis exacerbated already complex situations. Children and parents with whom Barnardos works had to deal with Covid-19 alongside other challenges in their lives including domestic abuse, poor mental health, acrimonious separation, addiction, housing issues and financial pressures. The isolation created by Covid-19 restrictions removed many of the supports normally available to families.