Latest Figures Show An Increase In Homelessness In Offaly And Westmeath

Laois are the only county in the region to see a reduction in people without permanent accommodation.

85 people are homeless in the midlands.

The total figures in the region have seen no change in the past month, although Offaly has seen an increase in the number of people homeless from 25 in January to 30 in February.

There are 37 people without permanent accommodation in Westmeath, and 18 in Laois.

9,492 homeless people were accessing emergency accommodation nationally in February, according to the Department of Housing.

It's an almost 4 per cent increase from January's total, when it stood at 9,150.

The total from the Department of Housing does not include numbers of rough sleepers, those in direct provision, women in refuge centres or Ukrainian refugees in pledged accommodation.

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