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No Instances Of Long-Term Homelessness In Laois

It's one of only three counties in the country with no record of a person accessing emergency accommodation for more than 6 months.

Laois is one of the only counties in the country with no people experiencing long-term homelessness.

The latest National Oversight and Adult Commission report shows Laois, Cavan and Monaghan are the only local authorities in the country that recorded no long-term homeless adults in emergency accommodation at the end of last year.

54 percent of people accessing emergency accommodation in Westmeath are experiencing long-term homelessness, and 26 percent in Offaly.

An instance of homelessness can be considered 'long-term' if the person has been accessing emergency accommodation for longer than 6 months.

Long-term homeless took a massive leap last year, from 27 percent in 2020, to 55 percent in 2021.

A record number of people accessed emergency accommodation in the midlands in September, at 120.

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