Homelessness in Galway

We work with people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness across Galway City and County. The number of people accessing our services increased by 70% in 2016 and since then, the level of demand on our services has been sustained. Galway Simon’s key statistics from 2018 can be seen below. 

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Households supported by our services in Galway City & County

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People accommodated in our housing services

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Households we actively worked with to prevent from falling into homelessness

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Families supported by our services, including 292 children

Homelessness in Ireland

Each month, the Department of Environment publishes a report containing the official homeless figures which gives a breakdown of homelessness in each region. The latest figures for March 2019 show the following figures nationally and in the West of Ireland.

National Statistics

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People trapped in emergency accommodation

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Families in emergency accommodation

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Children in emergency accommodation

West of Ireland Statistics

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People trapped in emergency accommodation

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Families in emergency accommodation

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Children in emergency accommodation

Reports about Homelessness

Download reports and research published by Galway Simon Community and the Simon Communities in Ireland  with all the facts and information you need to understand the complex problem of the homelessness and housing crisis in Ireland.

This research looks into family homelessness in Galway and how this is being prevented through the support of the Community Support Service at Galway Simon. The research was undertaken by Dr. Pádraig Mac Neela, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Psychology, NUI Galway on behalf of Galway Simon Community.

The Simon Communities paper Making the Case for a Right to Housing in Ireland contributes to the ongoing conversation on the possible routes to deliver greater protections and obligations with regard to housing and homelessness in Ireland.

locked Out of the Market XI was conducted by the Simon Communities of Ireland over a three day period in May 2018 and showed no rental properties available in Galway within the housing support limits.

Locked Out of the Market X was conducted by the Simon Communities of Ireland over a three day period in February 2018 and showed no rental properties available in Galway.

Locked Out of the Market IX was conducted by the Simon Communities of Ireland over a three day period in November 2017 showing the growing gap between HAP limits and market rents.

Locked Out of the Market VIII was conducted by the Simon Communities of Ireland over a three day period in August 2017 and looks at the growing gap between rents and state support limits.

Locked Out of the Market VII was conducted by the Simon Communities of Ireland over a three day period in March 2017 and looks at the growing gap between rents and state support limits.

Locked Out of the Market VI was conducted by the Simon Communities of Ireland over a three day period in November 2016 and looks at the growing gap between rents and state support limits.

Locked Out of the Market V was conducted by the Simon Communities of Ireland over a three day period in August/September 2016 and looks at the growing gap between rents and state support limits.

Locked Out of the Market III was conducted by the Simon Communities of Ireland over a three day period in November 2015 and looks at the growing gap between rents and state support limits.

Locked Out of the Market II was conducted by the Simon Communities of Ireland over a three day period in August 2015 and tracks the growing gap between rents and state support limits.

Locked Out of the Market I was conducted by the Simon Communities of Ireland over a three day period in May 2015 and highlights the growing disparity between rising rents and state support limits.

The Simon Communities of Ireland commissioned a piece of research to explore the experiences of the Simon Communities introducing housing-led services.

This is a guide for service providers and focuses on exploring and highlighting the needs of women who are homeless.

This study was commissioned by Simon Communities of Ireland which looks at women’s experience of homelessness.

The Simon Communities of Ireland published a Housing and Homeless Fact File highlighting the extent of the crisis impacting on every region and community across Ireland.