REVEALED: The number of adults homeless in Laois this Christmas

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REVEALED: The number of adults homeless in Laois this Christmas

The latest Homelessness Report from the Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government has revealed the number of adults in Laois who will be homeless for Christmas.

In total across the Midlands there are 118 people classified as homeless. This includes 19 in Laois, 50 in Offaly, 9 in Longford, and 40 in Westmeath.

Of that figure, 25 are between the age of 18 and 24 while four are over the ages of 65. The majority of homeless adults (62) are men.

Of the 118 homeless adults, 81 are in Private Emergency Accommodation which includes hotels, B&Bs and other residential facilities that are used on an emergency basis. The other 37 are in Supported Temporary Accommodation including hostels, with onsite professional support.

The report does not contain data for homeless children in the Midlands but nationally there 1,728 families with 3,811 dependents classified as homeless by the Department.

Nationally there are now more than 10,000 are now classified as homeless.