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Supported Housing

We provide 31 apartments for single people and 11 houses for families who have low support needs. The project attempts to address the issues that may have caused homelessness or tenancy issues in the past. Many of the residents participate in work or training projects during the daytime.

Aim

The aim of the project is to provide long-term high quality safe secure housing.

Referrals:

All those referred must have been assessed by the local authority as having a housing need.
The principal tenant must be over 18 years
The service user may have experienced difficulties with their tenancy in the past and may even have been homeless

Services:

A needs assessment is carried out with the service user to assess the supports they require in the short, medium and long-term in order to maintain their tenancy. A care plan is drawn up often in conjunction with other agencies such as the HSE to address the key areas identified. An action plan is then devised with the service user that enables them to live independently.
Visiting support is provided regularly to the service user on an ongoing basis and more intensively if required.

Staff currently provides a continuum of care and support in the following areas:

  • Referrals to education and training programmes
  • Support to access addiction and counselling services
  • Links with local health services e. g. GP, CPN, Social Worker etc
  • Links with Probation and Welfare services
  • Links with St Vincent de Paul
  • Support to access welfare entitlements
  • Support to maintain their tenancy