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One new person is becoming homeless every day in the west and is forced to seek emergency accommodation, according to figures that have been described as shocking by Galway Simon Community.
Galway Simon Community has responded to the latest Daft report released earlier this week which stated that the private rental market in Galway cannot sustain the delivery of social housing that is needed, and that rent increases are resulting in people living in fear.
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.
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.
Local homeless charity Galway Simon Community has launched its spring raffle this week to raise funds for vital services in Galway.
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 runs from September 26 to October 2nd and we are delighted to be part of a very worthy Galway cause.
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.