It's easy to be distracted when something becomes an everyday sight. But #homelessness is not normal and it is not acceptable. Please sign our petition today and send a strong message to Government https://t.co/lTfnqt3nQ5 #HomelessnessNotNormal #TheBigConversation pic.twitter.com/4hAg4oT6He— Simon Communities (@SimonCommunity) September 24, 2018
Rough sleeping is defined as “people sleeping, or bedded down, in the open air (such as on the streets, or in doorways, parks or bus shelters); people in buildings or other places not designed for habitation (such as barns, sheds, car parks, cars, derelict boats or stations)”
People sleeping rough on the streets of Dublin are in a very vulnerable situation and the longer they stay in this situation the more difficult it becomes to escape. They are at greater risk of becoming a victim of crime, developing severe health issues, developing drug or alcolhol dependancies and are consistently exposed to the elements and harsh environments.
The Dublin Region Homeless Executive Website allows you to pinpoint the location of rough sleepers. Click the icon below to access: