Poverty in Luxembourg
Caritas Luxembourg assists deprived and socially excluded people.
Every year, when winter comes around, deprived and socially excluded people are back in the news and weigh on our conscience again. And yet they are there all year round, in ever-increasing numbers and getting younger and younger. More and more of them are women, some of whom have children.
Everyone has the right to a decent life!
Because it is convinced that everyone has the right to a decent life, Caritas Luxembourg lends people a hand in all seasons, year in and year out, in emergencies and to help them to reintegrate into society. Caritas Luxembourg helps them in many different ways: emergency services and accommodation, supportive housing, integration through work, psycho-social assistance, social grocery shops, etc.
The approach adopted by Caritas Luxembourg is:
- Realistic, informed by knowledge of the situation on the ground and respect for people in need;
- Comprehensive, because the assistance provided covers housing, work, food aid, and psycho-social, medical, administrative and legal assistance, etc.;
- Personalised, because each situation is unique and each person is different;
- Part of a network, because Caritas Luxembourg is convinced that, in order to overcome social exclusion, it is essential to work together and mobilise resources in partnership with other actors.
The voice of the voiceless
In recent years, as well as offering help and assistance services, Caritas Luxembourg has become the mouthpiece for people living in precarity, lobbying State authorities with the aim of reducing the inequalities that lead to social exclusion. So whether addressing the social housing shortage or discussing unemployment, Caritas Luxembourg has made itself heard loud and clear and takes a proactive approach.
Here are our most recent positions:
Pour une meilleure prise en charge de la santé mentale des plus démunis de notre société (7 octobre 2022, in French)
Assurer l'accès au logement abordable (4 octobre 2022, in French)
Nos revendications pour les élections législatives 2023 (30 juin 2022)
Combattre la précarité des enfants et des jeunes au Luxembourg (13 mai 2022)
Pauvreté laborieuse (26 avril 2022)
Pour une meilleure lutte contre le sans-abrisme au Luxembourg (2 février 2022) (in French)
Pauvreté énergétique croissante au Luxembourg (11 November 2021) (in French)
La pauvreté énergétique au Luxembourg (11 March 2021) (In French)
Find all our opinions and positions on the related page.
Caritas Luxembourg calls to support the most vulnerable in our society in the context of the energy crisis.
The Winter Action opens in advance on 15 November. The 250 beds are ready to welcome homeless people during the coldest months of the winter.
Caritas Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Red Cross are launching an appeal for solidarity to alleviate the lack of clothing for their most vulnerable beneficiaries, particularly men, via the Collection and Sorting Centre.
Luxembourg's top chefs cooked for people living in precarious conditions and accommodated in the emergency structures managed by Caritas Luxembourg.
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