Press Release 03.12.19 | Depaulcharity

Press Release 03.12.19 | Depaulcharity

Depaul helps people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Press Release 03.12.19

December 3rd, 2019

Depaul comments on October's Homeless figures

Record number homeless for Christmas

Tuesday, 3rd of December. Today saw the release of homeless figures from the Department of Housing which revealed that a total of 10,514 people accessed emergency accommodation in the month of October. The figures show an increase in the numbers by 117 when compared with the previous month.

The figures showed an increase of 164 in the number of adults experiencing homelessness while the number of children dropped by 47 when compared with the previous month. It showed 6,688 adults and 3,826 children were experiencing homelessness in month of Ocotober while the number of families stood at 1,733. The winter rough sleeper numbers for Dublin were also released showing 92 people were sleeping rough in Dublin. This number showed a decrease of 60 people when compared with last winters count of 152.

Depaul CEO David Carroll commented on the figures;

“It has been a year of records in terms of those experiencing homelessness and the latest release is no different. It is really tough to go into the Christmas period knowing more people will be without a home at this time of year. This year we expect to accommodate some 400 people over the Christmas period.

“There are homeless people and children who will miss out on the best parts of Christmas simply because they do not have a home of their own. We need to get a push on getting these numbers down and allowing people and families to get on with their lives."


For further reference contact:

Depaul Media Communications Officer Seán Ellis at; 01 453 7111 or 086 383 2198

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