Welfare Reform Social Witness Welfare reform continues to impact on many families in Northern Ireland. Some claimants are better off, some remain the same and many are now receiving reduced allowances. Many individuals will have their allowances combined and will be paid less frequently. Give thanks that welfare reform has been partly revised and that there is a focus on “Employment for All”. Give thanks for advice organisations that support and guide individuals, through very difficult procedures and form filling. Pray for all those on benefits that they may be able to budget and manage their personal affairs. Pray for communities to become more aware and understanding of the needs of those who find themselves homeless and having to sleep rough.