Tuesday March 31, 2020

Why homeless statistics just leave us cold

Data fatigue, short memories and incompetence are just some of the reasons why rough sleeping no longer shocks us

11th December, 2016
Are there enough beds? Pic: RollingNews.ie

I don’t care about homelessness any more. An English friend living in Dublin said how shocked she was at the amount of rough sleeping. She has some sheltered space by her house and she had wondered could she let people sleep there.

It’s a long time since I have wondered whether I could provide shelter for someone I pass on the street. Most of us have given up. We have become inured to...

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