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Since 2012, PPR has been working in partnership with the Simon Community Northern Ireland, on a unique and innovative project supporting people affected by homelessness, to use PPR’s Human Rights Based Approach to make changes in the services they receive and in wider government policy on homelessness.

The Homeless Action initiative was publicly launched in November 2013 at a ‘Homeless not Voiceless’ Hearing in Belfast. It was the first time homeless people themselves in Northern Ireland established human rights priorities, and began to monitor whether government and service delivery bodies were progressing their rights.

In September 2014 the group launched the Homeless Action Charter, making concrete proposals to the Northern Ireland Executive to begin ending homelessness.

"I had to go to some extraordinary lengths before things started to look up for me. It strikes me as very strange that there doesn't seem to be any accountability on the decisions they make about people's cases."

 

 

On Wednesday 18 September 2019 the Lord Mayor of Belfast, John Finucane, unveiled a mural created by homeless families on the city’s famous International Wall.

On Wednesday (24th May 2017) Travellers of North Cork launched their Accommodation Rights Charter campaign in University College Cork, alongside plans to monitor the Irish state's progressive realisation of their right to accommodation over the next year.

PPR have been working with TNC since the summer of 2016.

Charter outlines ‘four simple steps’ to start fixing a system that “is not working”.

Homeless Action – a group of people experiencing homelessness in Northern Ireland – staged the launch of their ‘Homeless Action Charter’ outside the offices of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) today (16th September 2014).

Hostel Residents

In the last week participants in the joint Simon Community NI and PPR initiative, which promotes the rights of people affected by homelessness, held a planning residential and provided testimony and evidence to the United Nations Rapporteur on Adequate Housing.

Simon Community

PPR is working in partnership with Simon Community Northern Ireland, on a unique and innovative project supporting people affected by homelessness, to use PPR’s Human Rights Based Approach to make changes in the services they receive and in wider government policy on homelessness.

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