Further help to the homeless
The City of Prague is planning to connect ships Hermes I and Hermes II to water, sewage and electricity lines and to install lighting for safer access. The city has allocated 20 million crowns in its 2018 budget for this and other initiatives aimed at tackling homelessness.
“We are planning further improvements for the Hermes I and Hermes II homeless hostel ships, such as a multi-purpose platform that will serve as a lift for people with reduced mobility and as a cargo lift. I believe that the planned innovations will make the life easier for homeless people,” says Prague City Councillor Radek Hodek.
The hostels on Hermes ships are one of the most demanded social services of this type in Prague. This is because of the large number of available beds but primarily due to the high quality and scope of services. The Hermes facilities provide social and legal advisory services, psychological help, and basic health care. Clients have an opportunity to use further services offered by other facilities operated by the Prague Social Services Centre, including family advisory services, a psycho-social crisis intervention centre, an asylum for men without shelter, the Home-living Training House, re-socialising and re-integration programs etc., with social and work re-integration of the clients being among the key focuses of the available services.