Novas boss highlights quality of Limerick homeless service

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSAlan JacqueshomelesshomelessnesslimerickLimerick Homeless Action TeamMichael GouldingNovas Email Advertisement Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Twittercenter_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsLocal NewsNovas boss highlights quality of Limerick homeless serviceBy Alan Jacques – January 21, 2017 1801 Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleNew boss at Lero research centreNext articleMunster secure home quarter final with victory over Racing 92 at Thomond Park Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Novas CEO Michael Goulding.Novas CEO Michael Goulding.WHILE Apollo House in Dublin has highlighted some poor standards of accommodation for homeless people, Limerick-based voluntary agency Novas is eager to highlight the quality services it provides to all its clients in its Supported Temporary Accommodation services (STA).Chief executive Michael Goulding says that the issue of ‘single rooms for single individuals’ has been a priority for Novas for a long time.We prioritised the provision of single rooms and in all but two rooms at Arlington Lodge in Tralee, we achieved this,” he told the Limerick Post this week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In Limerick, Novas’ McGarry House provides 40 single units of STA accommodation. The service also provides long-term apartments for tenants requiring a degree of support to maintain independent living.In Brother Russell House, which won Best Homeless Project at the ISCH Awards in 2015, all accommodation in also provided in single, en-suite rooms. Mr Goulding stated that Novas “thoroughly believes that single units of accommodation provide privacy and security and ultimately provide better outcomes for individuals and more sustainable pathways out of homelessness”.“Clients know that this is their home for up to six months so the anxiety of where they are going to sleep from night to night has been removed,” he explained.As well as the provision of single units of accommodation, all clients are allocated key-workers who provide ongoing support around their mental health, addiction and family breakdown and individualised care plans are developed.However, a recent Winter Beds Initiative opened by Novas in partnership with the Limerick Homeless Action Team does provide shared bedrooms. This service was an immediate response to the spike in rough sleeping in the city.“While the sleeping arrangements are not ideal, the service took people off the streets and prevented the need for any rough sleeping. It is only a temporary arrangement, until the end of March, and in the meantime Novas are working to provide long-term solutions for the clients who avail of the service. The Novas Housing First Team are working tirelessly to locate apartments and houses for those that are using both the STA units in McGarry House and the Winter Beds Initiative.”The Winter Beds Initiative is one of a range of services provided by Novas to homeless people during this particularly cold spell. McGarry House is also extending its capacity by four during the coming weekend to accommodate any overspill. Its Street Outreach will provide outreach support each evening and is a vital access point for some of the city’s most vulnerable homeless people.Novas also operates a 24-hour helpline in conjunction with the Homeless Action Team for those who find themselves out of home. This number is 1800 60 60 60. The organisation urges anyone who sees someone rough sleeping over the weekend to contact this number.by Alan [email protected]last_img read more

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Barcelona striker not quitting amid MLS interest

first_img Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBO8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithJason Statham Bought And Sold A Multi-Million Dollar HouseBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way Read Also: Italy legend set to named Juventus coachThe striker has netted 196 goals across 281 appearances for Barcelona since joining the club from Liverpool in the summer of 2014.However, Barcelona transfer news this summer has focused on their interest in signing a new striker with Inter’s Lautaro Martinez prominently linked.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The former Liverpool frontman had reportedly been identified as the star name to lead the Miami-based project going into next year. However, the front page of Thursday’s edition of Diario Sport claims the Uruguayan striker has no intention of listening to any offers and is intent on remaining at the Catalan giants. Loading… Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is not interested in quitting the Camp Nou this year amid interest from MLS side Inter Miami. The interest from the American club, owned by David Beckham, was outlined in a report in Marca on Wednesday with the fact Suarez is out of contract at the Camp Nou next summer said to be a factor.Advertisementlast_img read more

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