The number of homeless Poles abroad is growing. It is estimated that there are around 10,000 homeless Polish people in Paris and its environs, as well as a large number in London. NGOs such as the Camillian Social Assistance Mission provide help for these people in Paris, especially with barriers such as translation and comprehension of documents. French social services work in close cooperation with these organisations, helping to locate the families of homeless people and providing contact with hospitals. Unfortunately the charity provision, chiefly funded by the Polish community, does not have the capacity to help everyone who needs it. The Office of the Polish Diaspora, part of the Polish senate, has outlined plans to provide grants to NGOs helping homeless Poles abroad, so that more people will be able to access services from 2017. To read more click here (in Polish).