Five hundred additional people will be recruited by the Samu social in order to unclog 115emergency number for homeless people, announced Tuesday on franceinfo the Minister Delegate in charge of Housing, Patrice Vergriete.
There will be “500 more staff, that is to say a third more staff, to support these homeless people and find them housing solutions, it is really a priority,” said the minister. , a week after the winter break came into force, which prohibits rental evictions in most cases.
115, a busy number
Solidarity associations have long denounced the saturation of 115, the number that homeless people can call to find emergency accommodation.
“We were perfectly aware of the difficulties of 115 in managing the increase in demands. With these additional resources, the 115 should be much more operational, and not just the 115, also marauding and also day reception,” said Patrice Vergriete.
The government will release 4.7 million euros to pay bonuses to Samu social employees, the minister also promised.
Hires, on permanent contracts, and the 4.7 million are planned for the 1er January 2024, said the minister’s entourage.