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Social Care Placements for Transition Year Students

Peter McVerry Trust Social Outreach Programme 2014

Aims

The social outreach programme offered by Peter McVerry Trust is a one week’s rolling programme, which aims to raise awareness of social issues such as homelessness and drug use.

Tasks/Programme details

The week begins with an induction to our work and background before meeting our founder Peter McVerry who is based in our ’Open Access Service’ in  Sherrard St.

The purpose of the placement is to learn: why some people become and remain homeless and why some people use drugs & the difficulty in giving up drugs, how homeless people see their past and see their future and to compare their experience with your own.

Activities include:  

  • visiting our drop in centre
  • site visits to our residential services
  • meeting Fr McVerry, staff and service users
  • interviews with our service users
  • visit to the Criminal Courts of Justice.

Skills

The social outreach programme offered by Peter McVerry Trust is a one week’s rolling programme, which aims to raise awareness of social issues such as homelessness and drug use.

How to book

Email info@pmvtrust.ie for further details.

Please note that this is a very popular programme. As a result, the spaces are limited and are often booked months in advance. Provisional bookings cannot be taken.

We can be Heroes

A superhero has come to the rescue.

He’s not a guest from another planet or a crime fighter – he is a person without a home.

Please read this Comic Strip, it is a true story. >

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action_yellow_home_img_2x “You cannot eliminate entirely the flow of people into homelessness, as there will always be relationship breakdowns, domestic violence, and emergencies of various kinds. The more realistic goal is to prevent homelessness occurring wherever possible, and to minimise the length of time and impact of homelessness where it does, unavoidably, occur.”

European Journal of Homelessness – Volume 5, No. 2, December 2011

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If you want to learn more about the work of Peter McVerry Trust and homelessness in Ireland today, why not invite a speaker from PMVT?

Email: fundraising@pmvtrust.ie

Phone: (01) 823 0776