Oak House is one of Dublin Simon Community’s High Support Housing units. The services houses 32 individuals in long term supported accommodation. There is also capacity for two additional emergency beds which are accessed daily. The age profile of residents varies, with the youngest being in their twenties and the oldest in their eighties. Many of the residents in Oak House have a history of rough sleeping and/or accessing emergency accommodation.
All meals are provided and all food is prepared and cooked onsite. Residents have access to a keyworker, as well as support from the wider staff team, with the goal of sustaining them in their accommodation. All staff work closely with services in the community to ensure residents receive the level of care appropriate to their needs. A comprehensive key working and case management system operates to ensure that residents have access to appropriate services and supports in areas such as; mental and physical health, stabilisation, welfare, education and training. Social activities are planned weekly, internally and externally, to combat social isolation and foster a sense of community.