Our Medium Support Housing provides long-term supported accommodation to men and women with medium support needs who have experienced homelessness.

205 people were in permanent supported homes provided by Dublin Simon Community by the end of 2017.

“It changed my life drastically, the environment is so beautiful and I love the garden. It’s my home. Staff are great. It’s totally different from any other place I have ever lived.”

– Jane, Simon Resident


Residents in Medium Support Housing 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. We also have a Primary Care Support Service across Housing Services that works across our housing services to improve healthcare for residents. For information on our Medium Support Housing Services please click on any of the links below.


Dorset Street - Dublin

Our Dorset Street supported accommodation project provides Supported 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.

Hazelwood House - Dublin

Hazelwood House provides long-term Supported Accommodation to 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.

Kilmantin Hill - Wicklow

Kilmantin Hill provides medium support housing for men and women who have experienced homelessness in Wicklow County. Kilmantin Hill is comprised of ten individual units that cater for people whose needs are such that, at least in the short term, they are unable to sustain independent accommodation. It is staffed seven days per week by our team of experienced support workers and trained volunteers.

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. Support staff facilitate dedicated programmes that address issues relating to a resident’s lifestyle: health needs; wellbeing; training and education; and other life skills requirements. These include addressing literacy and numeracy issues, entitlements, household budget management, food preparation and diet/nutritional issues. Should the needs of residents change, our staff team will work to refer the resident to more appropriate accommodation.

Sean McDermott Street - Dublin

Sean McDermott Street is based on a medium supported housing model.  It provides long-term Supported Accommodation to individuals who are unable to sustain independent accommodation. The complex now comprises of 13 independent living units, a mix of 1 and 2 bed apartments that contain an open plan kitchen cum living areas, double sized bedroom (s), bathroom and storage space.

Each resident receives 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. 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.