Blood-stained bed clothes, syringes lying around, bullying and assault allegations among complaints made by residents of homeless accommodation

Bed clothes stained with blood, syringes and drug paraphernalia scattered everywhere, and claims of bullying and assault were among the formal complaints lodged by residents of homeless accommodation.

A total of 68 formal complaints have been logged this year in the Dublin region including problems with a lack of social distancing, residents being locked out of their own rooms, and one person who claimed they were not let leave their centre to attend a work appointment.

There was an average of around six complaints flagged each month, according to records that were released by the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive.

In one case in in May, a resident at one homeless provider said they could no longer stay there with bed linen “covered in blood” and a dirty wash area.

The following month, another homeless person said her mattress was stained and that she was being bullied by other residents.

An Excel sheet of the log available here and a PDF below.