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Merchants Quay Ireland. (2008) Merchants Quay Ireland annual review 2007. Dublin: Merchants Quay Ireland.

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In reflecting back over 2007 one can’t but help being struck by the harsh reality of life for our service users. It is ironic that while Ireland enjoyed unprecedented economic success and prosperity the drugs issue continued to grow and people continued to sleep rough on our cities streets. The old adage “a rising tide lifts all boats” was not true for the people availing of our services.

Reflecting the harsh reality of homelessness and life on the streets the demand for our homeless services has continued to rise. Merchants Quay Ireland provides a crucial safety net for homeless people. Every morning seventy or more rough sleepers come into our service for breakfast and perhaps a shower. Homeless people are increasingly vulnerable to ill health. Our primary health care services (G.P. services, nursing, dentistry and chiropody) delivered 6,658 interventions in 2007 – a 32% increase on 2006.


Item Type
Report
Date
2008
Call No
Ref, Annual Reports
Pages
19 p.
Publisher
Merchants Quay Ireland
Corporate Creators
Merchants Quay Ireland
Place of Publication
Dublin
ISBN
1393-7019
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)
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