It’s been described as truly disgraceful and outrageous after a Dublin homeless charity revealed a young woman was sleeping rough curled up in a clothes dryer for the night.
Streetlink Homeless Support revealed on Facebook how a 20-yr-old woman slept in an industrial tumble dryer outside a petrol station in the north of the capital.
The number of homeless hit a record 11,632, including 3,442 children last week, as upwards 70,000 Ukrainians are housed around the country and endless numbers of migrants continue to pour in from around the world wanting accommodation.
Cllr Noeleen Reilly said she was extremely sad that someone in her Ballymun constituency had to sleep in a tumble dryer.
Cllr Reilly said such situations shouldn’t happen.
She added: “That anyone would think that a tumble dryer as they feel safer than emergency accommodation is a really sad indictment on the State. It beggars belief as it sounds so unrealistic,” reports The Mirror.
The Dublin Area Homeless Authority has since been in contact with the woman.
The official number of homeless people – a record for the fifth consecutive month – excludes people who sleep rough, women in shelters and people who “couchsurf”.
And those who are removed from shelters when there is no space.
Catherine Kenny, CEO of the Dublin Simon Community, said having a home is a matter of life and death.
Ms Kenny added: “In our capital city alone at least 2,700 households became homeless for the first time in 2022. That’s 52 households per week, or seven households per day who lost the roof over their heads. This equates to five single adults and two families becoming homeless every day in 2022,” reports The Mirror.
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