Michelle Murphy

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Westmeath Needs Housing Options For People Who Want To Downsize, Says Councillor

He's calling for a trial programme of 'step-down houses'.

Westmeath needs single-person homes for people who no longer need three- and four-bed dwellings, according to a local councillor.

Ballynacargy has six or seven houses which could be made available to families if the single occupier could downsize. 

A further 20 per cent of those on the council's housing list need one-bed accommodation. 

Fine Gael rep Tom Farrell is calling for a trial programme of 'step-down houses' for people whose families have moved on:

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