Cllr James Lawless has welcomed an out of hours information and advice service for County Kildare that is now available, operated by the Peter McVerry Trust on behalf of Kildare County Council. Cllr Lawless said “Due to a housing crisis we need to offer more help to people who find themselves without a place to stay. This out of hour’s advice service, operated by the experienced Peter McVerry Trust is a welcomed addition to the support services available to homeless people in Kildare”.
“I have recently met with Pat Doyle, Managing Director of the Peter McVerry Trust who explained to me the services and support the Trust offer. I have full confidence that this partnership will be a success and be of some support to homeless individuals in Kildare”.
Cllr Lawless added “I also want to commend the assistance, effort and fundraising that went into this project from the Naas Rotary Club”.
The freephone number is: 1800 804 307
The service offers information and advice to those at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness in Kildare. The freephone number operates outside of Kildare County Council’s office hours and at weekends. Please note the operating hours are as follows:
Monday to Friday – 5pm-9pm
Saturday and Sunday- Noon-5pm
Anyone seeking support in respect of homelessness and housing services during office hours should continue to contact Kildare County Council. The homeless unit can be contacted on 045-980705 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org