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Partnership approach needed to tackle homelessness - McCann

10 October, 2016 - by Fra McCann


Sinn Féin MLA Fra McCann has said a partnership approach is needed to tackle homelessness.

Mr McCann said; 

"There is a growing problem of homelessness in our society with across 40,000 people across the North on housing waiting lists. 

"Twenty thousand are declaring themselves homeless each year, hostels for homeless families are at bursting point and so few homes are being built the problem gets worse.

"On this the world day of homelessness I believe we need to take stock of the implications and impact of homelessness on individuals and families.

"It impacts on people's quality of life, on people’s mental health, on education and on employment. 

"Sinn Fein believes that the assembly need to work in partnership with housing providers and the wider housing sector to deal with the scourge of homelessness."

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