Irish Postal Service Launches Program to Give Thousands of Homeless People Fixed Addresses
This Irish postal service is launching an ingenious nationwide program that will give thousands of homeless people a new foothold towards getting off of the streets.
Earlier this week, An Post announced that they will be rolling out their new “Address Point” service which will allow homeless people to use their local post office as a fixed address.
Fixed addresses prove to be a major roadblock for homeless people seeking to open a bank account; arrange medical appointments; apply for jobs; or correspond with school services.
Recent reports say that there are now almost 10,000 Irish civilians who are homeless and lacking registered addresses.
Thankfully, An Post will now be working with various homeless charities and organizations to coordinate the new service so that it will launch sometime within the next few weeks.
“This will provide a service for people who are in temporary accommodation who need a secure mailing address to receive post such as school correspondence, medical appointments or to apply for a job,” a postal representative told The Independent. “We will be working with a number of service providers and and homeless charities on a nationwide basis.”
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