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Peter McVerry Trust – Cold Weather Update 18/03/2018 – 9.30am
Peter McVerry Trust, the national housing and homeless charity, said it was continuing to monitor and respond to needs of people in homelessness during the latest cold weather alert. The charity is working with the DRHE to deliver a coordinated response to protect the homeless community.
24/7 Access to Emergency Accommodation
Pat Doyle CEO of Peter McVerry Trust said “Peter McVerry Trust provides over 700 emergency homeless beds across Dublin and Kildare, over 90% of which are normally 24 hours access, but given the extreme cold weather we are placing all other services on 24/7 access too and will continue to monitor the situation.”
“We have been working closely with the DRHE who are coordinating the response of the homeless sector in Dublin. A total of 101 cold weather beds were active in the system last night which is in addition to the long term emergency accommodation capacity.”
Rough Sleepers in Dublin
“The DRHE funded Housing First Street Intake Team operated by Peter McVerry Trust and Focus Ireland was on the street last night until 1.30am and began working again at 7am this morning. The team is continuing to engage with those who are sleeping rough across the Dublin region.”
“Last night the team offered 7 people sleeping rough in the city emergency accommodation via cold weather beds. These offers were all declined. Last night there were a total of 11 beds across Dublin that could have been filled should people have needed or wanted to take up an offer of emergency accommodation.
“We’d encourage members of the public to continue to report sightings on the website homelessdublin.ie In Dublin people can also phone the Housing First Intake Team on 0868139015 and in Kildare the Kildare County Council – Peter McVerry Trust Out of Hours Freephone number is 1800 804 307
Francis Doherty – 087 9421 051