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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Schroders: World still heading for 4.1°C rise as climate finance slows

first_imgThe world remains on course for a 4.1°C temperature rise as developments in the oil and gas industry have been offset by a slowdown in low-carbon investments, according to Schroders.Capital investment in the oil and gas industry fell sharply in the last quarter of 2017, the period covered by the asset manager’s update to its climate change tracking analysis. “The oil and gas industry could be starting to translate the growing pressure it is facing into a strategic response,” said Andrew Howard, head of sustainable research at Schroders.“There is further to go but the change is encouraging. Time will tell whether [capital] discipline holds with rising prices.” The asset manager considered that the changes in the oil and gas industry would translate into a projected temperature rise of 3.9°C, down from 5.3°C.However, a marked fall in investment in clean energy technologies offset this effect, according to Schroders.It cited data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance showing that, in late 2017, clean energy investment had fallen to 2010 levels. In October 2017 the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) released analysis showing a 12% drop in global investment levels for 2016.Howard said: “The challenge of encouraging capital into climate solutions on the necessary scale has attracted a lot of attention from policymakers and environmental groups and, while plans are typically ambitious, tangible action remains more elusive.”Schroders’ ‘Climate Progress Dashboard’ primarily uses data from CPI, a not-for-profit think tank.Keeping the global temperature rise to a maximum of 2°C over pre-industrial levels is the target that governments from around the world set as part of the 2015 Paris Agreement. It is widely agreed by scientists to be the threshold beyond which climate change risks become unacceptable or the impacts too damaging. The text of the Paris Agreement itself refers to keeping temperature increases to a maximum of 2°C and ideally 1.5°C because “this would significantly reduce the risks and impacts of climate change”.Schroders’ previous analysis, which was based on various indicators as at the third quarter of last year, also pointed to a 4.1°C temperature increase.In a recent report consultancy firm McKinsey said CO2 emissions would plateau by 2030 and “remain far from a 2°C pathway”.BP’s recent energy outlook outlined the ‘most likely’ trajectory for global energy markets over the next 20 years which, like Schroders’ analysis, was based on various assumptions and judgements.last_img read more

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Clump Point Mission Beach Infrastructure Project Starts Soon

first_imgThe Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) recently awarded MGN Civil Pty Ltd a contract for the delivery of element one of the Clump Point Mission Beach Safe Boating project.Element Two of the Clump Point Mission Beach boating infrastructure project is still under tender evaluation, with a contract expected to be awarded in the coming months.According to the contractor, the scheme is a significant undertaking including new breakwater construction, upgrade of existing breakwater, boat ramp upgrade, reclamation, etc.The main aim of this undertaking is to upgrade the public boating facilities at Mission Beach Clump Point, Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia.On-site works are planned to begin in February 2019, weather permitting, and will be complete by Christmas, MGN Civil said in the release.The government officials announced that the Clump Point public boat ramp will be closed for public use during construction. Access for the small number of commercial users will be maintained throughout construction.last_img read more

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West Ham boss Moyes steps up bid for QPR winger Eze

first_imgWest Ham United boss, David Moyes, is stepping up his push for Queens Park Rangers winger, Eberechi Eze. The London Evening Standard says West Ham are set to offload striker Jordan Hugill this summer, with the Hammers happy to accept a fee of around £5m. Hugill, signed from Preston during David Moyes’ first spell at the club for a fee of around £8m, has never found his feet in the Premier League and spent last season on loan with QPR, one of the many Championship clubs interested in a permanent deal for the 28-year-old.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoSuch A Sweet Life Story Of The Youngest Queen In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Nowcenter_img read also: Eberechi Eze ignores Crystal Palace, West Ham, dreams  Arsenal  move Relegated Norwich have also registered an interest, but with Rangers forward Eze one of Moyes’ top targets this window, the Hammers are hopeful that involving Hugill in any deal with Mark Warburton’s side could give them the edge ahead of Eze’s other Premier League suitors. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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