Simon Community Street Sleep 2016

first_imgDo you want to help make a difference in your local Community? Well you can!North West Simon Community annual ‘Street Sleep’ is taking place on Fri, 30th September in Letterkenny on market square. Sign up today!Help give the hidden homeless in Donegal a voice. Contact Collette today on: 0870552478 or Email: [email protected] West Simon Community believes that any person who sleeps rough, lives in emergency accommodation or in inadequate, insecure or unsafe housing is experiencing homelessness. People sleeping out in doorways, parks, in derelict sites and in abandoned cars experience the most extreme form of homelessness.This is what most of the public think of when they hear the word ‘homeless’. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. The ‘invisible’ homeless, people who live in  emergency accommodation, in shelters, hostels, refuges, in B&B’s or double share with friends and relatives, make up about 10 times the number of people sleeping rough. They are also without a home and in need of help. Being homeless is more than about being without a roof over your head; it’s  about a lack of security, lack of belonging, lack of privacy and lack of safety. The experience of homelessness is arguably one of the grossest violations of human rights in developed economies like Ireland.Homelessness is not, and should never be accepted as, an inevitable outcome for any person. We believe that homelessness in Ireland can be ended. By an end to homelessness we mean no one will have to sleep rough because of a lack of  appropriate services, no one will have to live in emergency accommodationfor longer than is an emergency, and no one will become homeless due to a lack of services or inadequate housing provision.If you wish to participate in this year’s Street Sleep for North West Simon Community in Donegal, contact Collette [email protected] or onYOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY‪#‎makeadifference‬ ‪#‎hiddenhomeless‬ ‪#‎simoncommunity‬Simon Community Street Sleep 2016 was last modified: August 23rd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkenny market squareSimon Communitysleep streetlast_img

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