Newbridge Focus Ireland sleep out takes place on Friday night

Housing Action Kildare raising awareness of homelessness

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Housing Action Kildare sleep out for homelessness

File photo: Kildare Housing Action outside the town hall in Newbirdge last year

Housing Action Kildare is holding its annual sleep out tomorrow night in aid of Focus Ireland to highlight the problem of homelessness.

Due to the Covid restrictions, participants will camp out and sleep in their gardens or on their couches to highlight the different types of homelessness. Normally the sleep out would have been held at the town hall in Newbridge.  

"Housing Action Kildare members will again for the fourth year be sleeping out for Focus Ireland #ShineALightNight on homelessness in Ireland," said a spokesperson.

"There are many types of homeless - those who have to sleep on the street, those sleeping in cars, those sleeping on a friend or family member's couch or floor, or those having to share a room with strangers. There are others who will be worrying if their landlord wants to sell and they may face eviction. Everyone deserves a place they can call home, security, safety and peace of mind. Please help by donating what you can."

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