Homeless Providers In Clare Say Better Strategies Needed To End Homelessness

One of the Mid-West’s leading homeless service providers is calling for a change in how the number of homeless people are counted, in order to drive progress on the issue.

It comes as new figures show the Mid-west has the highest level of homelessness outside of Dublin, with Clare having one of the highest rates of rural counties in the country.

Six people per 10,000 in Clare are now homeless according to the Department of Housing.


This doesn’t take into account the 21 homeless children in Clare, while Head of Policy & Communications with Novas, Una Burns, says the actual number of people without their own home is even higher again: