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THE WAY HOME’ NEEDS FUNDING COMMITMENTS FROM GOVERNMENT
21 August / 2008
GOVERNMENT STRATEGY ON HOMELESSNESS LACKS CLARITY ON HOW IT’S GOALS WILL BE ACHIEVED
Responding to today’s publication of ‘The Way Home’, the Government’s strategy on homelessness, Cork Simon Community said that without clear funding commitments and a detailed plan to rollout the strategy, it offers little hope for people experiencing homelessness.
Cork Simon’s Assistant Director, Aaron O’Connell, said, “There’s much in the strategy to be posiive about: elminating the need for people to sleep rough by 2010, eminating long-term homelessness, reducing the length of time people have to spend homeless, and developing measures to prevent homelessness. WhileCork Simon already works towads these goals everyday, we know from experience that they will be impossible to achieve without clear lines of Govenment responsibility cear plans to make it happen, and cleararrangementsfor funding. These are the practical, day-to-day problems we’re facing now; ‘The Way Home’ as i stands doesn’t offer that clariy; i doesn’t address those problems.