Prior to any severe weather alert or bout of freezing temperatures, the Outreach Team from Waterford Integrated Homeless Services will be in contact with any known rough sleepers to advise them of the impending weather alert/freezing temperatures and remind them of the shelter arrangements.
Waterford City and County Councils Homeless Services outreach team is in constant contact with all rough sleepers to advise them of the out of hours and severe weather protocols, and to provide support to those who are willing to accept support.
We continue to advise and offer support to rough sleepers from other counties to present to their respective Local Authorities to avail of homeless services there.
Details of Out of Hours Service and Severe Weather Protocol can be found on https://www.waterfordcouncil.ie/departments/housing/homeless-services.htm
Waterford Homeless Action Team Severe Weather Protocol is operational in the event of a severe weather alert and is specifically for clients who are rough sleeping. The protocol will also operate during bouts of freezing temperatures.
Homeless men/ women should go directly to McGwire House, Bath Street, Waterford where crash bed facilities will be provided if necessary (051 879930)
Homeless women and children should go directly to Oasis House, 71 Morrisson’s Road, Waterford where crash bed facilities will be provided if necessary (051 370367)
If you see person(s) sleeping rough in Waterford please inform the Homeless Services Team at Waterford Integrated Homeless Services on 0818 10 20 20 or email@example.com