CCNI opens inquiry into Newry & Mourne Carers

The Northern Irish charity regulator has concerns about governance and financial controls at the organisation

A Northern Irish charity that offers support to people caring for those with disabilities or illness is under investigation by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland because of concerns about its governance and financial controls.

In a statement, the CCNI said it opened a statutory inquiry into Newry & Mourne Carers on 11 July amid allegations of the potential misapplication of charity property.

The statement said the regulator had directed the charity to produce documents and information it needed to carry out the inquiry.

The charity was established in 1987 and, according to its website, aims to provide high-quality support services, information and training to carers, to promote carers’ rights and to work with other voluntary, private and statutory agencies to advocate on their behalf.

The CCNI said it would not provide further comment while the inquiry was continuing.

Newry & Mourne Carers did not respond to Third Sector’s request for comment.

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