An Post has launched Address Point, Europe’s first free personal address and mail collection service for people who are homeless or living in temporary accommodation.
Primarily an urban service, Address Point has been developed by An Post along with homeless charities and service providers who daily witness the hardship suffered by address-less people: not receiving notices for medical appointments or responses to job applications, for instance, or being cut off from family and friends on birthdays or at times of bereavements.
Chariot and service outreach workers will facilitate the homeless person or the individual in temporary accommodation to register via an App, inputting his or her full name and choosing his or her preferred post office.
An Post says it will respond by generating a personal address based on that post office, which becomes the personalised mail collection point.
The new service will make a real difference to the lives of homeless.