Homeless Hubs’ Effectiveness Is Questioned

A leading homelessness support charity has said that homeless hubs, such as that which is planned for Ennis, could be doing family harm.

Focus Ireland says there’s no clarity from the government on how family hubs help to solve the problem, and argues that the hubs are a bad idea.

Clare County Council is in the final stages of developing the homeless hub which will be operated by another homelessness support charity, Novas.


But this week, Mike Allen, who is director of advocacy at Focus Ireland, told an Oireachtas committee that hub-style accommodation isn’t the answer: