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Wrapping up Soup for Simon at The Skeff To Aid Homeless in Galway

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The Skeff Late Bar & Kitchen presented a cheque for €600 to Galway Simon Community after wrapping up their Soup for Simon campaign. During October the proceeds from soup sales for one week at The Skeff were donated to the local charity.

Ann’s story — there’s no typical homeless

Figures from COPE Galway’s Annual Report 2015 show an alarming rise in the number of people facing homelessness in Galway. One of the most striking features is the changing demographic of what was considered to be a ‘typical’ homeless person. Ann*, a well-spoken grandmother found herself in the shocking position of becoming homeless in her late 50s.

People ‘trapped’ in homeless services due to housing crisis, says Galway Simon

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People are being “trapped” in homeless service because of the lack of affordable housing, according to Galway Simon Community.

FF strategy will secure home ownership and tackle homelessness says Chambers

Fianna Fáil General Election candidate for Mayo Cllr Lisa Chambers says securing home ownership and tackling homelessness is one of the party’s key priorities and is one of the core issues in its General Election campaign.

“It is just by randomness of birth that we are Irish — so we have to help others”

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I am just back from my recent travels from Galway to Uganda. It takes two days to travel from Galway to travel to the poor homes of Kayunga and Ndeeba in Uganda but, in a very real sense, the journey is one of thousand upon thousands of miles. After two days of travel, your eyes are heavy and your legs are stiff but, in Kayunga, your mind is racing. Your first thought is to wonder how people could live in such poverty; your second is to wonder how you can help them out of it.

Minister Coffey praises work of Midlands Simon Community during Athlone visit

Junior Minister for the Environment, Paudie Coffey, praised the work of the Midlands Simon Community in addressing homelessness, during his visit to Athlone on Tuesday.

COPE Galway seeks local solutions to homelessness 'crisis'

COPE Galway has identified access to housing as the single biggest issue experienced by clients of its services.

‘It is only when you work alongside extremely poor that you realise that statistics never tell the full story’

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With an infant mortality rate of almost 20 per cent, a life expectancy of just 58 years, and an HIV/AIDS epidemic that kills 50,000 people a year and has orphaned as many as 700,000 children, the stark facts about life in Kenya can be depressing.

'Hidden homelessness' creeping in as Mayo rental market tightens

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Homelessness is a very real problem in Mayo but it is not presenting itself in a stereotypical way, as individuals sleeping rough on the streets or in parks.

Majority of microfinance loans went to businesses outside Dublin — Mulherin

Mayo Fine Gael TD, Michelle Mulherin, has welcomed the findings of a review of Microfinance Ireland (MFI) which has been published by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. MFI provides loans of up to €25,000 to businesses which employ 10 people or fewer and which are not able to access credit from traditional sources like banks. The report found that in its first two years of operations, MFI received 729 applications for loans, supported 743 jobs in 333 micro-enterprises, and approved loans valued at more than €5 million.

 

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