SVP logoThe St Vincent de Paul Society (or as it is often known - the SVP) is an international Christian voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing practical assistance to those in need
This joint parish group was launched as the "CAFOD Support Group" on the first of June 1992. Whilst we hope and pray for a better, fairer world where it would not be necessary for this sort of support- we are reminded of Jesus' words- " the poor will always be with you".
The St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) has countered Edwina Currie’s criticism of food banks by arguing that they are sometimes a necessary step on the journey to longer term solutions for people suffering from poverty. The former Conservative MP from 1982-1997, who served as junior food minister for two years, (she resigned over salmonella in eggs) argued on the BBC Daily Politics programme that food banks could be considered as counterproductive in meeting the complex needs of the poor. […]