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Supports to help ‘trapped’ homeless

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will bring the memorandum on proposed new supports which Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said was aimed at those “trapped” in emergency accommodation.

“Next week, the Taoiseach will bring a memorandum to Cabinet on additional supports we are bringing in for people in emergency accommodation, some of whom are trapped there because we do not know their rights or status,” said Eoghan Murphy.

“Some of them have long-term health needs that are not being met because they are not in the right accommodation.

“All of these new supports will help improve that.”

During a Dáil debate on homelessness yesterday, Eoghan Murphy told TDs it was estimated that 72% of families in emergency accommodation in Dublin were there for less than one year.

The average length of time spent in a homeless hub was half a year, he noted.


Source: Juno McEnroe, Irish Examiner, 15th February 2019

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