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Figures Show Increase In Numbers Accessing Emergency Accommodation In Wicklow

The number of children in homeless accommodation has gone above 3,000 for the first time in over two years.

The number of children in homeless accommodation has gone above 3,000 for the first time in over two years.

It comes as there's 10,000 overall living in B&Bs and hotels for the second month in a row.

The figures from the Department of Housing measured the number of people who were accessing emergency accommodation between May 23rd and 29th this year.

It shows there were 10,325 which is an increase of 2.7% on April's total.

There are 3,028 children living in B&Bs and Hotels which is up 2.8% on the previous month, and is the first time the total has gone above 3,000 since April 2020.

The largest number is in Dublin, which has more than 5,100 homeless adults.

The total from the Department of Housing doesn't include rough sleepers, women in refuge centres, Direct Provision or Ukrainian refugees in pledged accommodation.

50 people accessed emergency accommodation in County Wicklow last month. 
 

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