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Homelessness in west growing faster than any other region

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Homelessness in the West of Ireland is growing at a faster rate than any other region according to local charity, Galway Simon Community. The latest homeless figures released show 496 people, including 209 children, were in emergency accommodation in the West of Ireland during July, a 56% increase compared to the previous year.

Galway Simon chief fears council will not deliver 400 homes needed by year’s end

The latest figures released last week by the Department of Housing for April showed a fourfold increase in the number of families in emergency accommodation in the West of Ireland compared to April 2017. There was a 60% increase in the number of adults in emergency accommodation over the same period.

Galway Simon launches raffle to help increasing numbers of homeless

Local homeless charity Galway Simon Community has launched its spring raffle this week to raise funds for vital services in Galway.

Almost all rental properties in Galway beyond reach of those relying on housing support

Galway Simon Community says the private rental sector is still in crisis, and that this is highlighted by the latest Simon Community study.

Galway city credit union commits to €300,000 investment in community partnerships over next five years

Improving the quality of life for patients with chronic illness, supporting artists in their career development, providing access to finance in developing countries, and reducing social isolation are some of the initiatives that form part of St Anthony’s and Claddagh Credit Union’s new Community Engagement Programme.

Soup for Simon at The Skeff

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Soup for Simon at The Skeff runs from September 26 to October 2nd and we are delighted to be part of a very worthy Galway cause.

Galway City rent rise part of a perfect storm for those on social welfare

Bill Griffin, CEO of Galway Simon Community, has described the 12.7 per cent rise in rents in Galway city as part of a perfect storm affecting people on social welfare who wish to rent property.

Simon study shows that almost all properties are priced beyond reach

96% of properties available to rent in Galway City are priced beyond the reach of people depending on state rent supports for their housing, a snapshot study by the Simon Communities in Ireland has found.

Galway's housing at crisis point

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Galway's housing shortage is reaching crisis proportions as more than 25,000 students descend on the city seeking accommodation for the college year.

 

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