We simply need to make better policy

The ‘something must be done’ approach to homelessness is not enough

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Elaine Byrne

30th December, 2014
We simply need to make better policy

Something must be done. Something always needs to be “done.”

Ben and Gerry (“we sell ice-cream at the weekends”) stand at the door of the Capuchin Day Centre for homeless people on Bow Street. They are handing out the lunch tickets and know everybody on a first-name basis. The queue for the hot meal snakes down the block. Five hundred people will pass through the doors today.

Ben listed all the...

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