July 31, 2021
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Peter McVerry Trust rolls out services in Wicklow

The Peter McVerry Trust is to roll out its services in Wicklow in an effort to tackle rough sleeping in the country.

The national housing and homeless charity has announced that it has begun delivery of a new Housing First programme which has been hugely successful in housing people sleeping rough and long-term service users.

It is being delivered in partnership with Wicklow County Council, the HSE and the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

“We are delighted to be rolling out Housing First in Wicklow in partnership with the County Council and the HSE,” Pat Doyle, CEO of Peter McVerry Trust said.

“This programme is about getting the most vulnerable people impacted by homelessness off the streets, out of hostels and into a secure home of their own.

“Once housed we will be using a high-intensity visiting support team to provide wraparound supports to make every success of each new tenancy generated.”

“Our target now for the Wicklow contract is to generate a minimum of 19 new tenancies up to the end of 2021. We have hit the ground running and are working hard to not only meet our targets but exceed them.

“We have already secured our first Housing First tenancy in Wicklow and we are working on plans to ensure we get to our annual target as quickly as possible.”

For more information on our Housing First work visit: https://pmvtrust.ie/housing/housing-first/

Picture: Justin Parks HSW, Anne O’Shea HSE, Pat Doyle, Peter Carey Chief Executive Kildare County Council, Pat Doyle, Jackie Carroll Wicklow County Council, and Ollie Brady Kildare County Council

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