Homelessness increases in the county

It`s been identified that more accommodation for homeless people in the county is needed. A homeless strategy has recently identified that there is an increasing number of people in the county living rough on the streets. The incidence of homelessness has been increasing in recent years. However it is primarily a problem in larger towns. A homeless strategy has been set up by Kerry County Council, The Southern Health Board, the Gardai, Adapt and The probation Centre in order to identify the needs of this growing community.A number of improvements in services has been identified including increased staff and long term accommodation for people who unable to reside independently. 6 new units are to be acquired for people in long term supported accommodation. As it stands units are reserved the homeless in commercial hostels, its hoped to eventually source alternative accommodation for people who present as homeless.

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