Housing First

Sligo Social Services is the contractor for the Housing First Service in the North West of Ireland, covering the counties of Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal.

Housing First is a proven solution to long-term homelessness, specifically targeted at people who have been rough sleeping, or are long-term users of emergency hostels and shelters, with high support needs around mental health and addiction.  It provides homeless individuals with a stable, secure home of their own as a first step, in order to effectively target them with personalised housing and health supports.  These wrap-around services, which are provided for as long as needed, help people stay housed and supported in their recovery.

Housing First will continue to support the individual in the event of a tenancy failure, to access another tenancy and the support service continues to engage with the participant.

Sligo Social Services Housing First team consists of Housing Support Workers, Addiction and Mental Health Specialists and are based in our offices at Charles Street, Sligo and Oliver Plunkett Street, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

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