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The Galway into which Galway Simon was born four decades ago was much different from the one of today. Back then, the city was just throwing off the shackles of a market town; its foray into the process of becoming a centre of art and culture still in its diapers. At the time, Galway was still a magnet for those drawn west by the setting sun and hopes of a different life.
Instead of celebrating a landmark four decades since their establishment, Galway Simon announced this week that it has never been busier as the ongoing housing crisis eats into its resources.
Relying on the private rental sector is "not appropriate" for delivering social housing, or tackling Galway's accommodation crisis, especially as there are no properties available to rent for people on Housing Assistance Payment or on rent supplement.
Galway Simon Community is calling on the people of Galway to show solidarity with those experiencing or at risk of homelessness by sleeping out on Friday October 5.
Over 160 people joined Galway Simon Community for their first ever Dip at Dawn event in Salthill last week. The event was organised on the longest day of the year as an act of solidarity with the almost 10,000 people in emergency accommodation across the country and the many more hidden homeless and in homeless services.
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.
People are being “trapped” in homeless service because of the lack of affordable housing, according to Galway Simon Community.