Speaking after hosting a meeting of the key agencies including the Housing Executive, PSNI, Community Restorative Justice (CRJ) and government departments, the Foyle MLA said:
“I have been working with residents and agencies on concerns about the lack of appropriate support for vulnerable people in temporary accommodation in B&Bs and hotels in the city for a year now.
“This week, I brought together all the local agencies, including the Housing Executive, the police and government departments, to find a solution.
“I made it clear that these vulnerable people should be in appropriate accommodation with properly trained staff to ensure they receive the support that they need.
“This has also been a concern for residents living nearby due to rising levels of anti-social behaviour around the temporary accommodation.
“Our focus now is on ensuring proper support is put in place for these vulnerable people.
“I welcome the continued effort of the Housing Executive to increase facilities to properly support them.”Tags: