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By Pat Doyle, CEO of Peter McVerry Trust
Galway Simon Community has expressed its concern about the escalating Covid-19 crisis but assures the general public they are doing everything they can to ensure those they are supporting can remain safe.
An innovative work of Midlands Simon Community which aims at supporting people to move from the insecurity of homelessness to the safety of having a home of one’s own has been commended in the debate on homelessness held in the European Parliament.
As a sense of family and belonging pervades this festive season, the homelessness crisis continues to persist at local level as we approach a new calendar year.
Galway Simon Community has responded to the latest rent hike report saying that the rental market in Galway is in a crisis state and the government needs to respond in order to ensure more people do not become homeless.
Homeless charity Galway Simon Community has warned that the homelessness crisis is worse now than at any other time in the 40 years since the organisation was founded — and it fears it will continue to get worse before it starts to improve.
The Sunday Independent’s Rock Against Homelessness concert in aid of Focus Ireland - now in its fifth year - is heading West. Earlier this year, the show sold-out the Olympia Theatre and saw performances from Camille O'Sullivan, Tommy Fleming, Aidan Gillen, Deirdre O'Kane, Finbar Furey, The Celtic Tenors and Laura Whitmore among others, helping to raise a record total of over €25,000.
With 1,726 families in homeless accommodation, the need to urgently release up to 9,000 family homes which are locked out of the housing market as a result of the Fair Deal Nursing Home Scheme is paramount, according to Denis Naughten TD.
More than 300 people accessed homeless services in Galway in August, according to official figures released this week, a situation which has been described as "unacceptable" by People Before Profit Galway.
Local homeless charity Galway Simon Community is calling on people in their local community to join them in marking the organisation’s 40 years in Galway.