Council has identified five people sleeping rough

SOUTH Dublin County Council are aware of five rough sleepers in the Clondalkin area at present – however, they acknowledged the situation can “change nightly”.

At the Clondalkin area meeting recently, Cllr Francis Timmons asked SDCC for a report into how many people are sleeping rough in the Clondalkin area and what supports are in place for people.

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In response, a spokesperson for SDCC said: “Areas identified by councillors and members of the public are visited when reports come in to the council.  At the moment we are aware of five individuals who may be sleeping rough north of the Naas Road but this can change nightly.

“The needs of rough sleepers are often very complex and challenging and require a comprehensive and coordinated approach. The council operates an outreach service and multi-agency approach to address rough sleepers across the county.  

"The outreach worker works closely with the HSE in particular in identifying rough sleepers and sourcing appropriate accommodation and support services.”

SDCC say they operate a homeless clinic five days a week in County Hall, Tallaght.

The online alert system for members of the general public is available at  https://www.homelessdublin.ie/homeless/i-am-rough-sleeping/report-rough-sleeper

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