12 Louth home­less peo­ple re­homed

Drogheda Independent - - NEWS -

Louth County Coun­cil have an ac­tive Path­way out of Home­less­ness Plan in place which has helped 12 peo­ple moved into tran­si­tional ac­com­mo­da­tion over the past month, it has been claimed. Speak­ing at the Oc­to­ber meet­ing of Drogheda Mu­nic­i­pal District, Se­nior Ex­ec­u­tive Engi­neer Martina Sheeran said the coun­cil reg­u­larly hold home­less clin­ics in the county with all the rel­e­vant agen­cies in­clud­ing Drogheda Home­less Aid, Men­tal Health Ser­vices and the Women’s Shel­ter com­ing to­gether to pro­vide all the help they can to those who are gen­uinely home­less. ‘Once they are in the sys­tem they will get this sup­port,’ she said. ‘When we have es­tab­lished that they are gen­uinely home­less we will of­fer shel­ter in a hos­tel or a B&B or a ho­tel.

‘In the last month alone 12 peo­ple have moved out af­ter spend­ing six months in a hos­tel and have moved into tran­si­tional ac­com­mo­da­tion so there is an aw­ful lot of good work be­ing done in Louth,’ said Ms Sheeran. The grown­ing prob­lem of home­less in Louth was de­bated at the meet­ing.

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