Housing and Homelessness March – Clonmel

by admin on 05/01/2018

We have a National Housing and Homelessness Emergency, although recent votes would dictate those in power may not agree.. 

8,492 homeless
5298 Adults Homeless
3,194 Children homeless
88 families became newly homeless in Dublin in October 2017
120,000 on Local Authority Housing Waiting lists 
1,000 more couch surfing or doubling up with relatives.
1,000 more still trapped in private rented accommodation unable to get a mortgage or get on a Local Authority House Waiting list.
October 2016 to October 2017 29% increase in Children who are homeless.
Children Now Account for 37% of those living in Emergency Accomodation.
Since 2014 Youth Homelessness has increased 94% accessing Services.

Tipperary County Council hasn’t built a Social house in the last 4 years. 

3,500 families are on Tipperary County Council houses waiting lists and we have 379 people homeless. 

Isn’t it Homelessness was treated as a Crises in our Social care of the individual and Statistics be put aside in favour of the Person.
Since 2011 Numbers have only gone in one direction. 
Time to Put on our Marching Shoes and #Marched4Change

Article 25. – UN Declaration of Human Rights

(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.

Is it not time that what we ratify in Declarations be honoured for all

Jan 21st 2018


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