Dundalk Town Council has adopted a draft of the North East Regional Homeless Action Plan. This is the second plan made by the region and replaces the 2011 - 2013 plan.
Cllr Mark Dearey said the plan is very comprehensive and this county is a leading authority on the subject. He said substance abuse and homelessness go hand-in-hand and he welcomed the community detox programme as it means people can be treated without going into care. This is a key step in addressing the problem.