Maskey praises Speak Up homelessness awareness programme
Sinn Féin Alex Maskey has praised the efforts of the Speak Up programme to raise awareness of homelessness among young people.
Mr Maskey said;
"I and other members of the social development committee met with young people from the Speak Up project, all of whom have experienced homelessness.
"These young people are now working to help others in the same position and to raise awareness of homelessness generally.
"I commend the efforts of those young people in tackling this major social problem.
"Growing numbers of people are finding themselves homeless as a result of the austerity policies of the Tory government in London.
"There is clearly a lack of social housing and adequate provision for young people in particular and the DSD minister needs to build more houses to address the situation."