Inadequate housing means c.14,700 households unable to social distance - #MoveTheVulnerableOut
The most pressing piece of health advice, apart from washing your hands, to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic is the need for social distancing. But for thousands of people living in emergency homeless accommodation, Direct Provision, refuges and Travellers living in cramped conditions, social distancing just isn’t an option. The announcement yesterday of 650 spaces being made available is a welcome step, but doesn’t go nearly far enough. There are over 245,000 vacant properties across Ireland. Property website Daft.ie reported a 13% increase in rental advertisements this month. Now is the time to utilise emergency powers and #MoveTheVulnerableOut.