Peter McVerry Trust at Bloom 2022

May 26, 2022 in Featured News, News

Peter McVerry Trust is the first homeless charity to take part in Bloom 2022 », Ireland’s largest gardening festival in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, from 2 to 6 June 2022. It looks forward to presenting its show garden symbolising the journey that people impacted by homelessness undertake.

The Peter McVerry Trust garden, Pathways to Home, is designed to represent the journey from homelessness and sleeping rough to living in a safe and secure home. Reflective of the physical and emotional journey undertaken by their clients, the garden provides a respite from the pressures of homelessness.

The garden, with its innovative use of materials and planting, prompts reflection on the ongoing innovative work of Peter McVerry Trust in providing homes, embedded in a green environment, and wraparound services as part of the Government’s Housing First model.

Social housing

Peter McVerry Trust commented on the opening of a large purpose-built housing development for older persons in Captains Place, Crumlin, Dublin on 23 May 2022.

The national housing and homeless charity welcomed the construction of the 103 homes across six apartment blocks, calling Captains Place a “fantastic social housing scheme”.

Last month, Peter McVerry Trust said that over the course of this year, it will “commence construction works on projects in Dublin 1, Dublin 2, Dublin 6 and Dublin 9 with a combined delivery of 70 social housing units, and 95% of those will be one-bedroom apartments, a reflection of the need of people in homeless services in Dublin”.

Upcoming events

Peter McVerry Trust have a number of fundraising events in the coming months that may appeal to a wide range of people. Climb Lugnaquilla on 11 June, walk the Boyne Camino on 9 July or join the annual Peter McVerry Trust Cycle on 17 September. Click here for more details and to sign up ».