High Support Housing Services Dublin Simon

High Support Housing Dublin

Existing Services:

North Circular Road

Our North Circular Road high support housing service provides accommodation for single people who are homeless with mental health, addiction or personal care needs. Residents are mostly people who have been homeless for long periods of time and who do not have the capacity to live independently. Every resident has their own room and there are also large communal rooms and gardens. The project operates a case management system where staff provide support to residents through individualised support plans. Residents are also taught life skills to increase their ability to maintain independent or semi-independent living. 

Sean MacDermott Street

Our Sean MacDermott Street high support housing provides long-term accommodation to men and women who are long-term homeless, and who through assessment, have been deemed ‘unable to live independently’.
Sean MacDermott has 24-hour staff on-site seven days a week and has 21 residents whose average average age is 49. Residents have high mental health, physical health, drug and/or alcohol support needs. The service focuses on ending the cycle of homelessness and residents have 24-hour access to the house.

For many it can be the first place they have had to call home after years spent sleeping rough or moving from hostel to hostel. By providing a stable environment many residents naturally reduce their alcohol and drug use and, by eating regular meals and getting regular sleep, many residents experience an improvement in their physical and mental health. Staff work closely with GPs, PHNs, occupational therapists and many more community professionals to improve the quality of life for residents.

Accessing the Service:

Referral Criteria

We accept referrals for:

  • Single persons over 18 years who are registered on a Dublin Local Authority Homeless List
  • Persons in need of ongoing high levels of support

Referral Process

  • If a referral agent is interested in their client accessing Long Term Supported Housing they must be on the Centralised Referral Agent list. For further information contact homeless@dublincity.ie

Service Delivery:

Services

Our projects operate a case management system where staff support residents with:

  • Individualised support plans
  • Life skills training to increase ability to maintain independent or semi-independent living
  • Creating links with other support services such as job seeking, MABS, social services, occupational therapy, general medical and mental health services

Support Services

Our high-support houses are run by full-time staff, full and part time volunteers and community employment workers who are motivated and committed to providing a supportive environment for residents which helps them live as independently as possible. Staff and volunteers also arrange a regular programme of social activities to promote interpersonal skills.

Continuum of Care

Where the needs of residents change, the staff team work to refer the resident to more appropriate accommodation. When a resident has successfully overcome issues which prevented them accessing mainstream housing, they may then be referred to medium support voluntary housing – such as Dublin Simon’s Canal Road project, private rented or local authority accommodation (with support if appropriate). When care needs increase a resident may be referred to higher support housing, relevant mental health services or to a nursing home.

To contact our high-support housing projects please call (01) 836 3450 (Sean McDermott St.) or (01) 869 0826 (North Circular Road)

New Developments:

Riversdale Residential Care Home

Riversdale Residential Care Home will provide high support housing for men and women whose health and other needs are such that they are unable to live independently. It will be staffed on a 24 hour basis by experienced care workers and trained volunteers. Individualised care plans will be developed using the Holistic Needs Assessment and the Outcome Star approach in order to build skills, increase independence and enhance a person’s quality of life. Should the needs of residents change, our staff team will work to refer the resident to more appropriate accommodation. When a resident has successfully overcome issues which prevented them accessing mainstream housing, they will be referred to housing such as voluntary, private rented or local authority accommodation. When care needs increase a resident may be referred to services such as a hospice or a nursing home.

Medium Support Housing

To find out about our medium support housing projects please click here

 

 
Resettlement

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