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Emergency accommodation in Galway (for the homeless)

  • 10-10-2017 11:14pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 154 ✭✭ SameHorse


    Has anyone got any experience with the 'Emergency Accommodation' that is provided by the city/county council for homeless people ?

    my father and I are being made homeless, and I've been advised that this is the next step. Considering my father's health, I think it will be the 'private' type of emergency accommodation ... I hope so anyway.

    just wondering what it's like, where it is, what to expect etc so I can at least get my father mentally prepared for it, as it's going to be quite a shock to his system (and mine too probably)

    cheers


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭ Whereisgalway


    SameHorse wrote: »
    Has anyone got any experience with the 'Emergency Accommodation' that is provided by the city/county council for homeless people ?

    my father and I are being made homeless, and I've been advised that this is the next step. Considering my father's health, I think it will be the 'private' type of emergency accommodation ... I hope so anyway.

    just wondering what it's like, where it is, what to expect etc so I can at least get my father mentally prepared for it, as it's going to be quite a shock to his system (and mine too probably)

    cheers

    Sorry to hear this, hope your doing ok and the services are helping the best they can


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Sorry to hear about your predicament.
    I don't know how much you have researched this but here are some links I found
    http://www.copegalway.ie/homelessness-services/emergency-accomodation
    https://www.galwaysimon.ie/emergency-accommodation/

    Possibly the good folks in State Benefits will know more


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,889 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    Next step is to present yourselves to the council the day it happens.

    You will be placed somewhere. Most people get moved around from place to place a lot, at least to start with. Partly because the regular emergency accommodation is full of people who could easily manage elsewhere but cannot find a house at the moment. Types of places you are given varies.

    If your father has health problems, them have a letter from your doctor about his needs when you present to the council.

    Are you (or your father) already on the housing list? If not, then apply for this now, in advance of the day.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,848 etselbbuns


    Because emergency accommodation (hostels) are full, you'll be sent to a commercial tourist hostel or similar.


  • Registered Users Posts: 40 Funthalia_Love


    Best wishes for good luck. I really wish for you that somebody somewhere is able to help you get back up on your feet again.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,073 ✭✭✭ TomOnBoard


    Just re- energizing this for a friend who is being evicted by as private LL, who won't facilitate HAP. Any recent experiences/knowledge on what is likely to be available.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,785 ✭✭✭✭ flazio


    TomOnBoard wrote: »
    Just re- energizing this for a friend who is being evicted by as private LL, who won't facilitate HAP. Any recent experiences/knowledge on what is likely to be available.

    Could be wrong but I do believe that HAP as a eviction reason is illegal. I'd get advice from the accommodation forums on boards.


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