Government approves plan to help homeless

28-08-2013

The outgoing interim government on Wednesday approved the country’s first-ever plan to try and comprehensively tackle the problem of homelessness. The proposal looks at the possibilities in public housing, health care and other social services up until 2020 to help those on the street. The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has until the end of the year to outline the order of projects, Minister František Koníček confirmed. According to the minister, the country currently has 30,000 people who are homeless, but the number could rise up to 100,000. The age group most at risk are those over the age of 65, he confirmed.