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Waterford Cold Weather Initiative

Responding to Rough Sleeping during Cold Weather

Given the demands on current emergency homeless services and the growing waiting list to access services and the Rough Sleeper Units, an additional Cold Weather Initiative (CWI) is open in Waterford City.

The CWI aims to provide a warm and safe place to sleep for those individuals who may not access the current range of homeless services, including persons who tend not to engage with services or the outreach teams.

The CWI will be operational over the winter months during periods of particularly cold or extremely inclement weather.  The operating times will be from 9.30 p.m. – 10.00 a.m.

Waterford Homeless Service providers, Homeless out of hour’s services, the outreach teams and Gardaí are in regular contact with all known rough sleepers to inform them of the location of the CWI and when it is operational.

This is a joint initiative of Waterford City & County Council, Waterford Homeless Action Team, HSE Substance Misuse Services, and South East Simon Community & Waterford Gardaí.

For further information ring 0761 102020 and ask for The Homeless Services Team

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