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The Changing Face of Homelessness

A striking feature of the alarming rise in the number of people facing homelessness in Galway is the changing demographic of what was considered to be a ‘typical’ homeless person. Ann*, a well-spoken grandmother found herself in the shocking position of becoming homeless in her late 50s. 

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"Sandra"'s Story

With the number of people experiencing homelessness in Galway on the rise, and with COPE Galway’s annual report showing a doubling of those sleeping on the streets of the city, we talk to one woman about her experience of living rough in Galway.

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