Sinn Féin Councillor Sandra Duffy has said that no one should be sleeping rough in Derry over this period of severe weather.
Councillor Sandra Duffy said
“I have spoken with First Housing’s Night Support Service and other homeless agencies across the City and have been assured that during this period of extreme bad weather work will continue on the street to identify possible rough sleepers. And arrangements will be put in place to ensure that no one is out sleeping rough.
Anyone who is homeless should make contact initially with the Housing Executive during office hours or contact one of the many excellent homeless services we have in the City, who will assist them with making appropriate arrangements.
Thankfully Derry does not have the street homeless issues that other big cities have. Our services work tirelessly every day and night throughout the entire year to ensure that anyone who finds themselves homeless can secure a roof over their head.
I would like to thank the staff in these services for their commitment and compassion that they show to anyone who finds themselves in this situation.