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McCusker: Welcomes return of Belfast Benches

Speaking following the decision to return the benches that were removed from Jubilee Gardens, SDLP Councillor Paul McCusker welcomes the news but said this "will not solve homelessness."

The SDLP Belfast Cllr said:

"I welcome the decision to return the benches that were removed from Jubilee Gardens. It is my understanding that the benches will be returned in the morning.

"However, while this is a welcome decision, it won't solve homelessness. But what is important, is that we can solve homelessness.

"With the right approach and the appropriate agencies on board those at risk of rough sleeping can be identified and supported.

"It's not enough to keep talking about these challenges, what we now need is action. Only with a multi-agency approach and a desire to work together can we achieve the best outcome for these vulnerable individuals. We must rise to that challenge together and we must rise to it now with urgency."

Cllr Paul McCusker

Email
paul.mccusker@belfastcity.gov.uk
Tel
07467 339637

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