Calls for residential treatment centres for homeless people Leeside

Cork Penny Dinners say treatment centres for the homeless need to be enhanced

The Cork charity says residential treatment centres could ease the pressures put on hostels and are calling for residential centres for homeless people suffering from mental health issues, addiction and gambling.

Over 8000 people are currently homeless with up to 3000 of those being children.

In some cases homeless people are presenting with mental health issues, addiction or have been forced into homeless due to rising rents and a lack of social housing. 

Speaking to RedFM News, Catriona Twomey of Cork Penny Dinners says there aren't enough treatment centres.

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