Laois County Council Policy
Our policy in relation to the provision of accommodation for members of the travelling community is based on a partnership approach with members of the settled and travelling communities and elected members and officials. Accommodation options considered by Laois County Council for members of the travelling community include group housing, standard local authority housing, residential caravan parks and rural housing. The Council has a policy of providing accommodation in local authority housing, particularly new estates, for travellers. Travelling families are allocated houses in accordance with the Housing Allocation Scheme adopted by the Council in 2011 in accordance with Section 11 of the Housing Act 1988. Laois County Council has a policy of actively encouraging travellers to avail of the various social housing options.
For more information please see Laois County Council’s Traveller Accommodation Programme 2014-2018.