Galway Advertiser 2002/2002_06_13/GA_13062002_E1_074.pdf
Galway Advertiser May 10 2001
THE HOME PAGES
The Galway Advertiser's definitive guide to Galway's residential, commercial and industrial property scene compiled by Kernan Andrews e-mail andrews@galwayadvertiserje
Housing strategy for the homeless T
H E GALWAY City C o u n c i l has passed a draft action plan to deal with homelessness in Galway. Among its recommendations are further b u i l d i n g p r o g r a m m e s a s well a s providing sites a n d accommodation to v o l u n t a r y agencies for homeless people. At a recent meeting of the Galway City Council, the Draft Homeless Action Plan 2002 - 2004 was discussed and passed by councillors. The plan has nine aims to deal with the problem of homelessness in the city. One of these aims relates to the building and provision of houses in the city to meet the needs of the homeless and those who can be homeless for long periods of time. The objective i s to ensure that homeless people have access to long term accommodation appropriate to their needs, with an emphasis on living as independently as possible and to ensure they have access to a range of appropriate emergency and transitional accommodation and day care services. The council feels that the lack of secure independent housing for families and single people means some people are becoming homeless for longer periods than would otherwise be the case. Similarly the inadequate supply of supported/special needs housing is contributing to people experiencing homelessness and being accommodated in housing and accommodation which is not suitable for their needs. The council has identified a number of actions to solve these problems. The
working with the homeless and in informed by the assessment of housing plan proposes to continue to advance conjunction with the WHB to fund the needs 2002 and ongoing referral. The the city council's Capital Building first lettings will be allocated by Programme and ensure the current running of them. December 2002. Further letting will be The plan also recommends a number shortage of city council housing staggered throughout the subsequent and range o f local authority appropriate to single homeless people years. There will also be provision of is addressed. Responsibility for this a c c o m m o d a t i o n to be allocated transitional housing units to annually to homeless people capable falls to the city council and the commence in January 2003. of independent living on referral from Department of the Environment. Responsibility for these falls to the agencies working with the homeless. It is also proposed to continue and city council and voluntary bodies. increase the provision of sites and The number and range of units to be funding to voluntary agencies for the provision o f appropriate accommodation for people with disabilities. Responsibility for this falls to the city council and the Western Health Board. The city council will continue the policy of making accommodation available for use as low and high support houses to voluntary housing groups EVERY WEEK the Home Pages selects a choice property from within four different price ranges. Here are this week's selections:
The Shopping Baske
Galway's property picks of the w e ek
Claregalway house ideal for the growing family
TUCKED AWAY off the main road, this property in Cahergowan, Claregalway could be ideal for the growing family who need space, but don't want to spend their lives commuting.
Built since 1995, the house has pine fitted doors, double glazing, oak floors, a spacious tiled hallway, and a playroom that could also make a fine study. The gourmet chestnut fitted kitchen includes the built in oven and hob and attractive display cabinets. There is also a plumbed utility which includes a guest wc. The house also has a dining room with oak flooring and French double doors into the living room which has a slate fireplace, bay window, and oak floor. The first of four bedrooms on the ground floor is the master bedroom. It has a walk in wardrobe and en suite shower room with Mira electric shower. Upstairs are three bedrooms, hotpress, and a bathroom. The grounds are laid in tarmac, with space to park at the front and back of the house. The front lawn benefits from the morning sun. There is also a garage with an ESB connection. The house is close to Claregalway and its national school, church, and shops.
T h e price region is 362,500. For more information contact Sherry Kit/Gerald K a v a n a g h .
7 O'Donoghue Terrace, Woodquay This property will go to auction on June 28 in the Imperial Hotel, Eyre Square at 3pm. Due to its poor condition it is in need of major refurbishment and modernisation. Number 7 is still a prime piece of property and, with work, will make an investment property. A large back garden with a rear access offers potential for further development.Guide price 110,000. For more information contact Heaslips Property Partners.
Kilmore, Tuam This newly constructed bungalow is situated on 0.5 acre on an elevated site six miles from Tuam and 18 miles from Galway city. There is a kitchen/dining area, lounge, bathroom, utility with wc, four bedrooms, one en suite, and hot press.Price guide 158,717. For sale by private treaty. For more information contact DW Killilea.
33 A rd na Mara, Salthill This three bedroom house is close to all amenities such as schools, shop, church, and the promenade. There is a large sitting room, kitchen/dining room, family room, bathroom, and separate toilet Price 2 4 1 , 0 0 0 . For more information contact Colleran auctioneers.
'Lakelands', Luimnagh, Corrandulla This residence in a rural setting enjoys views of Lough Comb. It has seven bedrooms, four en suite, a bathroom, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, utility, and sun lounge. Price 3 5 0 , 0 0 0 . For more information contact Gormally auctioneers.
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