This Fianna Fail Led Government, and they show, they have No Shame as to How they Treat their own Irish Homeless. Just Throw them a Few Jars of Suncream, and Water, yet Foreigners, Get the 5 Star Hotels? A Fucking Scandal, Waiting to Erupt, Eventually?

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Extra outreach services to be provided to homeless at risk in heatwave

Sunscreen and water will be distributed to the homeless in the city as temperatures could hit highs of 33 degrees

  • 13:46, 16 JUL 2022
Dublin
A homeless person asleep on Aungier Street (Image: Gareth Chaney/Collins)

Outreach services will be provided to homeless people at risk due to the heatwave.

Sunscreen and water will be distributed to the homeless in the city as temperatures could hit highs of 33 degrees. The public will be asked to report people sleeping rough during the hot weather.

Dublin City Council is coordinating the response to ensure homeless people at risk are sheltered for the duration of the heatwave. A spokesman said: “In response to the hot weather warning expected over the coming days, arrangements are in place with service providers to ensure that temporary shelter will continue to be available to all who wish to access it.

He added: “The DRHE-funded Dublin Street Outreach Service and Housing First Intake Team (provided by Dublin Simon & Peter McVerry Trust) will be engaging with those at risk of rough sleeping in order to provide shelter for anyone who needs it.”

The services to be provided by the Outreach Teams are:

  • The distribution of water and sunscreen
  • The provision of shelter, as required,
  • The encouragement of people to be sun aware;
  • The use of social media/apps to ask the public to report people sleeping rough during the hot weather.

DCC encourage anyone requiring emergency accommodation to contact their local authority or the Freephone service below.

  • Central Placement Service FREEPHONE – 1800 707 707 from 10am to 10pm (DCC Homeless Services)
  • Dublin’s Street Outreach Service – 01 872 0185
  • Dublin’s Housing First Service – 01 671 2555 / 086 813 9015

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