Dublin Simon Community Medium Support Housing

Medium Support Housing

Hazelwood House

Hazelwood House, on Canal Road, provides long-term supported accommodation to homeless single men and women who are unable to sustain independent accommodation. The project comprises of 19 studio style, self-contained apartments. Residents often have enduring and complex support needs in areas such as mental health, physical health and addiction.

People receive support with day-to-day life skills, health and welfare, education and training, while support staff also provide assistance with addressing the issue of loneliness and social isolation. The project operates a comprehensive key working and case management programme which involves carrying out an assessment of the needs of each individual in order to identify key areas where support is required. This is then used by the resident and key worker to agree a support plan.

Dorset Street

Our Dorset Street supported accommodation project provides accommodation to single men and women who are homeless and who are unable to sustain independent tenancies. The project comprises 16 self-contained apartments where staff provide support through a comprehensive key working and case management service. Residents often have enduring and complex support needs in areas such as mental health, physical health, and addiction.

People receive support with day-to-day life skills, health and welfare, education and training, while support staff also provide assistance with addressing issues of loneliness and social isolation. Many residents have a history of sleeping rough for a number of years and need assistance developing skills that would enable them to live independently. The goal of the project is for people to achieve these skills and move on to independent accommodation in the community. 

Referral Criteria

We accept referrals:

  • from homeless services only
  • for homeless single persons over 18 yrs

Referral Process

Full referral form and procedure are available by contacting the office directly on the number below.

Services

The projects operate a case management programme which involves carrying out an assessment of the needs of each individual in order to identify key areas where support is required. This is then used by the resident and key worker to agree an action plan. Volunteers are also on hand to help with any needs that arise. 

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

  • Referrals to alcohol support workers
  • Links with local health services
  • Referrals to resettlement
  • Referrals to education programmes

Continuum of Care

Those in medium support housing have often been referred through the Dublin Simon Support to Live Independently (SLI) service or are in touch with them if they are interested in further move on options. Residents are also involved with the Learning and Development Team, taking classes and courses in areas that are of interest to them.

 
Resettlement

Visiting Tenancy Support

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