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20th Dec 2016

Irish Homelessness Figures Reach All Time High


The number of homeless families in Dublin has risen past the 1,000 figure for the first time ever, with 65 families becoming homeless in September alone.

Sadly, these figures correlate with the national figures, as 6,709 people in Ireland are now without a home around the country.

The figures also showed that 2,500 children are now homeless around the country.

Meanwhile, the Dublin Simon Community opened a new counselling service in Dublin yesterday.

It is part of their ‘Sure Steps’ programme, and was launched by the Minister for Mental Health, Helen McEntee.

Simon’s Sam McGuinness says it is in response to an increasing demand for counselling support.

Focus Ireland have also added that the above figures illustrate that an average of 81 families have now become homeless each month so far in 2016, compared to 60 families per month last year.

Pretty painful to read, coming up to Christmas.

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