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The latest release from the Department of Housing shows the number of children living in homeless accommodation in November was 3,752, a decrease of 74 children
Posted on Friday 03 January 2020 in Press Releases
03 January 2020. The latest release from the Department of Housing shows the number of children living in homeless accommodation in November was 3,752, a decrease of 74 children compared to figures for October. While a decrease in the last month is welcomed, there has been a 3.5% increase overall in child homelessness since January 2019.
Suzanne Connolly, Barnardos CEO said: “It is really disappointing that we are beginning a new decade with little or no progress on the issue of child homelessness. As we enter a new election period, we are urging the government and the political system to act collectively to produce a comprehensive strategy to support the thousands of children living in emergency accommodation.
“Barnardos is concerned about children who are particularly vulnerable due to complex family challenges such as mental health and addiction. We are also aware that some children and parents may have to remain in unsafe living situations, such as domestic abuse, because there is no place for them to go.”
For further information, please contact:
Barnardos Press Office: 01 7080442 / 086 0445966
Rachel Boyce; 01 7080443
Trudy McCarthy; 01 7080423
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