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"There is more to homelessness in Northern Ireland than sleeping on the streets, and there can be a positive answer. Many people imagine a homeless person as someone sleeping on a park bench or in a doorway.

Thankfully in Northern Ireland, this group is a minority. Becoming homeless does not necessarily mean you have lost a roof over your head. This means that the true figure of homelessness is difficult to assess; people may not have approached Northern Ireland Housing Executive in the first instance. When people come to us they may have been sleeping on a friend's couch or the floor of a family member."

"There is a positive answer. We work in partnership with other organisations to endeavour people in this situation can get help. We can provide a safe place to sleep with ongoing support that should assist people to find their own accommodation."

Patrick Mcgettigan – Director of Accommodation and Community Support Services, Simon Community NI (at the time)
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As part of the campaign, Simon Community NI called on the public to donate or volunteer and help support their ongoing work.

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