The Simon Community charity has launched a campaign asking for the Government to put the housing crisis at the top of the agenda for Budget 2016.
Irish Budget 2016 - Simon Community asking to put the housing crisis at the top of the agenda
Speaking at the launch of their ‘Homeless Forecast Campaign’ today, Niamh Randall, National Spokesperson for the Simon Communities said: ‘People who are homeless are being failed time and time again by the state. It is unacceptable to expect people in emergency shelters or sleeping rough to wait two years to have a place to call home.”
The Simon Charity has called for more early intervention services and greater access to affordable housing.
The Irish Government pledged to end long-term homelessness by 2016 but the charity fears it won’t happen if cuts continue to be made.
It remains to be seen if Budget 2016 will introduce positive steps to deal with homelessness. We’ll continue to bring you news as we get it. In the meantime, you can find out more about the Simon Community's Homeless Forecast Campaign here.
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