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Galway had Ireland’s 2nd highest level of calls to Threshold over Christmas

The National Housing Charity Threshold has reported that Galway had the second highest level of calls seeking their assistance over Christmas week.Threshold has said...

Simon Community warns of challenges ahead in 2021

Galway Simon Community has revealed the significant number of people seeking their support during the pandemic in 2020 and warned of the challenges that...

COPE Galway extends huge thanks after 900 take part in ‘Swim Where You Are’

COPE Galway has thanked people across Galway and further afield for showing tremendous solidarity and support for those in need at Christmas. The cold December...

Just Eat to donate 50c from every order today to Peter McVerry Trust

Just Eat has launched its biggest ever charity campaign to support people in homelessness this Christmas. The global takeaway delivery service will donate 50 cent...

Helping Haircuts to hold first fundraising event next week

Local charitable initiative Helping Haircuts is hosting its first ever fundraising event next week, in aid of Galway Simon Community.Helping Haircuts, a non-profit, youth-led initiative...

Local business leaders to sleep rough for COPE Galway

Twenty-nine people from the local business community will sleep on Shop Street over 12 hours tomorrow in COPE Galway’s ninth annual Business Leaders Sleep...

Concerns raised about those facing homelessness this Christmas

Concerns have been raised about the stress and mental strain facing those in emergency accommodation in the West in the run up to Christmas.New...

Galway Simon Community issues fundraising appeal ahead of Christmas

Galway Simon Community has issued a fundraising appeal ahead of Christmas in a bid to safeguard their Homelessness Prevention and Housing Services. The homelessness and...

Record number of people supported by Galway Simon in 2019

Galway Simon Community supported more people last year than ever before through its homelessness and housing services, the charity's 2019 Report has revealed. In 2019,...

Stitches’ new owner using clothing company to combat Covid and homelessness

When Stitches Clothing, Alterations and Repairs was taken over by Galway mother Chris Roche this summer, her first port of call was to help...

COPE Galway calls for referendum on constitutional right to housing

COPE Galway is calling for the right to housing to be enshrined in the constitution in its submission to the government for budget 2021.COPE...

Connacht Hospitality Group Sleeping Out for Simon homelessness services

Every year, the Galway Simon Community holds and annual Sleep Out that asks people of all stripes to give up their comfy beds for...

Ask the government to ‘Stop Homelessness Before it Starts’ this Simon Week

The people of Galway have been asked to join Galway Simon Community this week in asking the government to 'Stop Homelessness Before it Starts'.The...

Galway Simon welcomes latest decrease in homelessness figures

Local homeless charity Galway Simon Community has welcomed the decrease in the number of people living in emergency accommodation in the West, but has...

COPE Galway receives over €3,500 from Irish warranty company

COPE Galway received €3,620 recently after an Irish warranty company donated €1 for house registered with them in the country.Global Home Warranties - which...

Sleep Out for Simon goes virtual to fight homelessness!

Homeless charity Galway Simon Community has launched their annual Sleep Out for Simon event with a new focus, the homelessness fundraiser is going virtual.Normally,...

Youth homelessness on the rise in Galway

Galway Simon Community has expressed concerns that homelessness among young people is increasing in Galway and the charity has called for the new government...

COPE Galway warns of “ageist” attitudes in COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has put a spotlight on "ageist" attitudes and language COPE Galway warned ahead of the launch of its annual report for...

4% decrease in number of people in Emergency Accommodation in the West

There has been a 4% decrease in the number of people in Emergency Accommodation in the West in April 2020, compared the same time...

City Council seeks new homeless accommodation providers

Galway City Council is seeking new expressions of interest from potential new providers of homeless accommodation. The council is currently seeking property available to lease...
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