Welcome to PPR

PPR puts the power of human rights at the service of those who need it most. We support marginalised people to assert their rights in practical ways and make real social and economic change in their communities.

Located in Belfast, PPR supports groups in using our unique Human Rights Based Approach to tackle the issues challenging them. The groups launch campaigns which measure success when change is seen on the ground, not when government makes a commitment.

Successes include the establishment of a new appointment system for mental health patients attending A&E across Northern Ireland, re-housing families from run-down tower blocks, and re-negotiation of regeneration plans from which residents have been excluded.

Our results demonstrate that people in the most deprived communities have valuable expertise about the problems they face, and how they can be remedied.  PPR groups aim to harness this expertise to make the government decision making processes that exclude them more participative and accountable.

Our work is showing that this approach leads to better outcomes, long-lasting change, and has the potential for widespread replication.

Latest News

When can long term unemployed people expect to find a REAL JOB through this policy as promised? Sticky

The Right to Work: Right to Welfare group have been hard a work across Belfast canvassing support for the implementation of the REAL JOBS NOW policy at Belfast City Council.

Housing inequality - Residents tell their stories and MLAs pledge to take action. Sticky

SF, SDLP and Alliance sign the pledges

Equality Can’t Wait - North Belfast residents yesterday (6th may 2014) travelled to the Long Gallery at Stormont to urge the NI Executive to implement United Nations call for ‘concerted efforts’ to tackle housing inequality impacting on the catholic community – read on for a full report including video.

Report of The Detail into North Belfast Housing Sticky

Today, 13th May 2014, investigative journalism website The Detail reported on a series of actions by Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland and Nigel Dodds MP on social housing provision in their constituency of North Belfast.

R2W group shocked and disappointed at lack of progress on REAL JOBS MOTION Sticky

R2W group members today (Wednesday 16th April 2014) delivered letters to the Mayor and Belfast City Councillors calling for progress on a Council decision to deliver jobs for the long term unemployed before local Government elections next month.

Groups launch research report Time to Listen; Time to Act. Holding mental health services to account Sticky

Groups from across Northern Ireland gathered in Cookstown to mark the launch of the Mental Health Rights Campaign research report, Time to Listen; Time to Act. Holding mental health services to account. Highlights from the evening included speakers from Belfast Mental Health Rights Group, STEPS Group and SAM88 who spoke about key issues within the research including; follow up care for those leaving A&E (Card Before You Leave), having enough information about where to go to get help and how government involve people in the decisions they make about mental health services.

R2W Group Host Belfast Mayor at Campaign Exhibition to Launch Latest Results Sticky

Yesterday (Tuesday 1st April 2014) the Mayor of Belfast Máirtín o’Muilleoir met with the Right to Work: Right to Welfare (R2W) Group at the Golden Thread Art Gallery across from Corporation Street dole office.  The Mayor was also briefed on the results of the latest research that the Group has completed.

He commended the work of the Group on his visit and said:

PPR Alarmed by Proposed Changes to the Allocation of Social Housing Sticky

PPR's response to the Department for Social Development's ongoing consultation on research produced by academics at the University of Ulster and the University of Cambridge about a proposed overhaul of the system to allocate social housing, raises serious concerns. 

Parties unite to pass REAL JOBS NOW motion at Belfast City Hall Sticky

‘We have done our job. Now it’s time for council to do its job and deliver’ - Bertie

UN Rapporteur Report Calls for North Belfast Housing Inequality to be tackled Sticky

UN Special Rapporteur at the Seven Towers

The UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing today released the Report of her Official Mission to the UK. In the report, the Rapporteur Ms. Raquel Rolnik includes a section specifically on housing inequality that impacts the Catholic community in North Belfast, and calls for 'concerted efforts' to address the situation.

Ms. Rolnik states:

North Belfast residents bring UN backed housing campaign to Stormont scrutiny committee Sticky

Residents due to present evidence to Dolores Kelly MLA, Social Development Committee Representative

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