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This website is designed for people who wish to find information on all the various support services that are available to them in the West of Ireland.

Twenty different categories are listed in order to make looking for information a bit easier and you can also search by keyword or put in your local town.

 
 

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Accommodation support services in Galway

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1. Clúid View More Details on Clúid Visit the Clúid Website Email Clúid
Address: Contact Details:

14 Galway Technology Park
Parkmore
Galway
 

Telephone: 091 786490
Email: cluid@cluid.ie
Website: www.cluid.ie

Cluíd’s core work is the provision of ‘general needs’ housing that is, housing for people with low incomes. It also provides ‘special needs’ housing, that is, housing for people with a particular need in addition to a housing need. This may include for example elderly people or people with disabilities.

Tenants are drawn from the waiting list of the local authority in whose area housing is being provided. Different sized households are accommodated as well as households at different stages from young to elderly. The association aims to create mixed, sustainable communities where each household feels at home and where each has a contribution to make to the community.

 
2. COPE Galway Fairgreen Hostel for homeless men View More Details on COPE Galway Fairgreen Hostel for homeless men Visit the COPE Galway Fairgreen Hostel for homeless men  Website Email COPE Galway Fairgreen Hostel for homeless men
Address: Contact Details:

Fairgreen Hostel
Forster Street
Galway

Telephone: 091 568818
Email: fairgreen@copegalway.ie
Website: www.copegalway.ie

COPE Galway Fairgeen Hostel provides emergency accommodation and a range of support services for men experiencing homelessness at our Forster Street hostel in Galway City. 

The hostel provides accommodation and services for the residents. 

The services include meals, access to washing and laundry facilities, keyworking, access to weekly accommodation clinic, medical and addiction services for residents, meals for non-residents by referral and we work with COPE Galway resettlement service and other agencies to help source appropriate and secure accommodation for men.

We use a harm reduction approach in the service, to ensure that we can provide the best service we can to the varying needs of those experiencing homelessness.

 
3. COPE Galway Osterley Lodge View More Details on COPE Galway Osterley Lodge Visit the COPE Galway Osterley Lodge Website Email COPE Galway Osterley Lodge
Address: Contact Details:

140 Lower Salthill

Galway

Telephone: 091-521301
Email: osterley@copegalway.ie
Website: www.copegalway.ie

COPE Galway Osterley Lodge is an emergency homeless service for women, located in Lower Salthill Galway. Emergency short-term accommodation and support services are proivded for up to 12 women. A family room is available for women with children. Self-referrals and referrals from other agencies are accepted. Referrals to Osterley Lodge can be made by phone or in person at the service. Opening hours are 24 hours/7 days a week.

Services available include Keyworking and care planning, assistance with entitlements and accessing services, access to GP, Nurse and Addiction support, meals & laundry as well as support in finding secure accommodation.

 
4. COPE Galway Teach Corrib Day Centre & Family Support Services View More Details on COPE Galway Teach Corrib Day Centre & Family Support Services Visit the COPE Galway Teach Corrib Day Centre & Family Support Services Website Email COPE Galway Teach Corrib Day Centre & Family Support Services
Address: Contact Details:

Westside House,
Seamus Quirke Road,
Galway 

Telephone: 091 525259
Email: daycentre@copegalway.ie
Website: www.copegalway.ie

The Day Centre for homeless people at Westside House, Seamus Quirke Road, Galway provides a range of services for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Galway City. 

Services provided include housing information, food and refreshments, personal care, laundry, clothes exchange, out of hours service, homeless referral service and family support services.
In addition to the provision of the above services, the Day Centre also provides service users with access to the following support services:
Substance Misuse Worker, Public Health Nurse, Community Mental Health Nurse, Clinical Services, Family Support Services, Tenancy Sustainment and Resettlement and Conferencing, Meetings, Assessments etc.


The day centre is open Monday –Friday 8.30am -4.00pm and Saturday 8.30am -2.00pm. An Out of Hours referral service is available on 091 525259 (freephone from landline only on 1800 788887) –this service operates 7pm -11pm Monday –Sunday.

 

 
5. Galway County Council Housing Department View More Details on Galway County Council Housing Department Visit the Galway County Council Housing Department Website Email Galway County Council Housing Department
Address: Contact Details:

Housing Unit, 1st Floor,
Áras an Chontae,
Prospect Hill,
Galway.
   

Telephone: 091 509300
Email: housing@galwaycoco.ie
Website: www.galway.ie/en/Services/Hous...

The objective of the Galway County Council Housing Unit is to provide appropriate housing accommodation and a responsive and supportive housing service for those in need of assistance.  The Unit seeks to enable eligible households to have available an affordable dwelling of good quality, suited to its needs, in a good environment and as far as possible at the tenure of its choice.

The principal activities of the Housing Unit are as follows:

        Provision and Maintenance of local authority housing

        Provision of Affordable Housing

        Facilitation of approved voluntary housing or non-profit housing

        Provision of accommodation for Travellers

        Estate Management

        Implementation of Housing Loans Schemes

        Provision of Disabled Persons and Essential Repairs Grants Schemes

        Implementation of housing standards for private rented dwellings
 

   

 
6. Galway Simon Community View More Details on Galway Simon Community Visit the Galway Simon Community Website Email Galway Simon Community
Address: Contact Details:

18 Tuam Road Centre,
Tuam Road,
Galway,
H91 X2N4.

 

Contact: Meaghan Hynes
Telephone: 091 381828
Email: info@galwaysimon.ie
Website: www.galwaysimon.ie

At Galway Simon Community, we believe that everyone should have a place to call home and we are constantly working towards achieving this vision.

We provide a range of accommodation and support services that are designed to meet the needs of each individual we work with.

MAKING A REFERRAL
If you are experiencing homelessness or you are at risk of becoming homeless, you can get in touch with our team by completing our online referral form by clicking here. Alternatively, if you would like to make a referral by phone, you can contact our team on 091 381828.

OUR SERVICES

We offer the services in the area of homelessness prevention, housing and health & wellbeing to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Galway. These services include:

Homelessness Prevention

Community Support
Our Community Support service works with men, women and families to prevent them from becoming homeless. They do this by helping people remain in their own home or to find a new home, and to continue to live as part of their local community. The team works closely with people to provide advice, support and practical assistance and they help people to access other services.

Ballinasloe Resource Centre
Our Resource Centre in Ballinasloe provides a drop in service that offers people advice and practical support with a variety of issues including personal challenges, addiction and health issues.

Housing

Moving On
This service works with men who want to move on to a more independent lifestyle in their own home. We work together with them to help develop the necessary skills to move on from our services and create links to supports that prevent re-entry into homeless services. This service is staffed 24 hours a day and provides a home for up to 10 men at any time.

Independent Living
We have several apartments which give people the opportunity to live independently within the community. This housing option is provided to people who do not require support to live on their own. These individual apartments, located throughout Galway City, provide a home to 11 people at any one time. 

Community Housing
This service has several houses and small apartments located throughout Galway City which give people the opportunity to work towards living independently again in the future. The service provides a shared housing solution with access to staff support on a regular basis.  At any one time, this service provides a home for up to 27 people.

Long Term Housing
This service is for people who have multiple needs, have a history of regular contact with homeless services or require support to live independently. This service is made up of 4 houses which cater to single men and women. Issues of addiction and mental and physical health are dealt with by our staff and specialist services. Each house is staffed 24 hours a day and together, they provide a home for up to 25 men and women at any time.

Youth Homeless Service
This service works with young adults, aged 18-25, to support them in accessing opportunities in education and employment, as well as to enhance their independent living skills. The service has a number of apartments, allowing people to live independently with access to staff support. 

Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing Team
We have a team which provides specialist support to people in areas including physical and mental health, addiction, life skills and access to training, education and employment.  Our team consists of a Registered General Nurse, an Occupational Therapist and 2 Addiction Counsellors.

People to Contact

Meaghan Hynes
meaghan.hynes@galwaysimon.ie
091 381828

Emma Dolan
emma.dolan@galwaysimon.ie
091 381828

 
7. Respond! View More Details on Respond! Visit the Respond! Website Email Respond!
Address: Contact Details:

Ard Na Mara
Oranmore
Co. Galway

Contact: Patricia Kennedy
Telephone: 051 840200
Email: info@respond.ie
Website: www.respond.ie

Respond! is Ireland's largest not for profit Housing Association. We seek to create a positive future for people by alleviating poverty and creating vibrant, socially integrated communities.

We do this through providing access to education, childcare, community development programmes, housing and other supports.

People to Contact

Patricia Kennedy

 
8. Saint Vincent de Paul Galway View More Details on Saint Vincent de Paul Galway Visit the Saint Vincent de Paul Galway Website Email Saint Vincent de Paul Galway
Address: Contact Details:
Ozanam House,
Augustine Street,
Galway
Telephone: 091 563233
Email: info.west@svp.ie
Website: www.svp.ie

Our goal is to fight poverty in all its forms through the practical assistance to people in need.

We offer direct, personal assistance that is non-judgemental and based on the need of the individual or family.

In addition we provide a wide range of services for vulnerable people through our local offices, shops, resource centres, housing, daycare and holiday schemes amongst other things.

 
9. The Bridge Resource Centre - Ballinasloe View More Details on The Bridge Resource Centre - Ballinasloe Visit the The Bridge Resource Centre - Ballinasloe Website Email The Bridge Resource Centre - Ballinasloe
Address: Contact Details:
Bridge Street
Ballinasloe
Co. Galway
Contact: Aisling Higgins
Telephone: 09096 31634
087 9437422
Email: resource@galwaysimon.ie
Website: www.galwaysimon.ie

Galway Simon Community will provide a comfortable and safe environment to help and support those experiencing homelessness and those at the risk of homelessness. We will help identify and meet the needs of those presenting to our service, providing them with information and assistance in the areas relevant to their needs.

We will operate a system of care and support planning to enable individuals to set achievable goals to meet their full potential.

Who can access the service

Anyone over 18 years of age, who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness in the Ballinasloe area

Areas of assistance include:

Information and advocacy on all levels concerning

    addictions

    physical and mental health

    liaising with other services e.g. health, legal, social protection

    rights and entitlements

    housing needs and the management of tenancies

How to access our services:

You can access the resource centre by dropping in or by making a referral on www.galwaysimon.ie.

Opening hours:

Monday to Wednesday: 9:30am to 2:30pm
Thursday and Fridays: 9:30am to 2pm

Galway Simon Community ‘The Bridge’ Resource Centre Mission

Our mission is to reach out and provide a safe environment where Galway Simon Community can work with individuals towards addressing their needs to end homelessness or avoid being homeless. Through practical action, we will enable people move towards a more secure lifestyle to reach their full potential.
We believe

    in offering a service, based on dignity and respect

    in active listening, and open and honest communication

    through local collaboration and partnership, we will enhance Galway Simon
            
    Community’s strength and capacity to fulfil its mission that through information and support, individuals make better decisions

People to Contact

Aisling Higgins

 
10. Threshold Housing Advice Centre View More Details on Threshold Housing Advice Centre Visit the Threshold Housing Advice Centre Website Email Threshold Housing Advice Centre
Address: Contact Details:

5 Prospect Hill
Galway

 

Telephone: 1800 454 454
Email: advicegalway@threshold.ie
Website: www.threshold.ie

Threshold provides information, advice and advocacy services to tenants in private rented, local authority and social housing. The service is free and confidential.

Threshold’s Advice and Tenancy Protection Service can provide advice to tenants on such issues including:

• Tenant’s Rights and Obligations
• Termination of Tenancies
• Rent Increases & Rent Reviews
• Leases and Letting Agreements
• Standards and Repairs
• Deposit Retention
• Support with applications for social housing
• Illegal Evictions
• Rent Supplement
• Housing Assistance Payment
• Discrimination Issues in rented accommodation
• Accessing the Local Authority housing waiting list

We also advocate on behalf of tenants with landlords, letting agents and statutory agencies such as the Department of Social Protection and Local Authorities and can provide guidance on taking a case to the Residential Tenancies Board.

Tenants who need advice on their rights or support in enforcing these rights can contact Threshold by phone, by email or by dropping into our advice centre at 5 Prospect Hill, Galway.

Further information on tenant’s rights is available on www.threshold.ie

Threshold also provide an outreach service in Mayo once a month, details are as follows:

Threshold Mayo Outreach Clinic
Castlebar CIS, Cavendish House, Link Road Castlebar, Co Mayo
2nd Thursday of every month
10am-1pm and 2pm to 4.30pm

 
11. Tusla Social Work Service - Ballinasloe View More Details on Tusla Social Work Service - Ballinasloe
Address: Contact Details:
Ballinasloe Social Work Department
Health Centre, Brackernagh
Ballinasloe
Co. Galway
Telephone: 090 9646290

The Child and Family Agency was established on the 1st January 2014 and is now the dedicated State agency responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children. It represents the most comprehensive reform of child protection, early intervention and family support services ever undertaken in Ireland.

Under the Child and Family Act, 2013 the Child and Family Agency is charged with:

  • supporting and promoting the development, welfare and protection of children, and the effective functioning of families;
  • offering care and protection for children in circumstances where their parents have not been able to, or are unlikely to, provide the care that a child needs. In order to discharge these responsibilities, the Agency is required to maintain and develop the services needed in order to deliver these supports to children and families, and provide certain services for the psychological welfare of children and their families;
  • responsibility for ensuring that every child in the State attends school or otherwise receives an education, and for providing education welfare services to support and monitor children’s attendance, participation and retention in education;
  • ensuring that the best interests of the child guides all decisions affecting individual children;
  • consulting children and families so that they help to shape the agency’s policies and services;
  • strengthening interagency co-operation to ensure seamless services responsive to needs;
  • undertaking research relating to its functions, and providing information and advice to the Minister regarding those functions; and
  • commissioning services relating to the provision of child and family services

 
12. Tusla Social Work Service - Galway City View More Details on Tusla Social Work Service - Galway City Visit the Tusla Social Work Service - Galway City Website
Address: Contact Details:
Child and Family Agency
Galway City Social Work Department,
Local Health Office
25 Newcastle Rd
Galway
Co. Galway
Telephone: 091 546366
Website: www.tusla.ie/services/child-pr...

The Child and Family Agency was established on the 1st January 2014 and is now the dedicated State agency responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children. It represents the most comprehensive reform of child protection, early intervention and family support services ever undertaken in Ireland.

Under the Child and Family Act, 2013 the Child and Family Agency is charged with:

  • supporting and promoting the development, welfare and protection of children, and the effective functioning of families;
  • offering care and protection for children in circumstances where their parents have not been able to, or are unlikely to, provide the care that a child needs. In order to discharge these responsibilities, the Agency is required to maintain and develop the services needed in order to deliver these supports to children and families, and provide certain services for the psychological welfare of children and their families;
  • responsibility for ensuring that every child in the State attends school or otherwise receives an education, and for providing education welfare services to support and monitor children’s attendance, participation and retention in education;
  • ensuring that the best interests of the child guides all decisions affecting individual children;
  • consulting children and families so that they help to shape the agency’s policies and services;
  • strengthening interagency co-operation to ensure seamless services responsive to needs;
  • undertaking research relating to its functions, and providing information and advice to the Minister regarding those functions; and
  • commissioning services relating to the provision of child and family services

 
13. Tusla Social Work Service - Loughrea View More Details on Tusla Social Work Service - Loughrea Visit the Tusla Social Work Service - Loughrea Website
Address: Contact Details:
Social Work Department
Primary Care Centre
St. Brendan’s Campus
Lake Road
Loughrea
Co Galway
Telephone: 091 872700
Website: www.tusla.ie/services/child-pr...

The Child and Family Agency was established on the 1st January 2014 and is now the dedicated State agency responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children. It represents the most comprehensive reform of child protection, early intervention and family support services ever undertaken in Ireland.

Under the Child and Family Act, 2013 the Child and Family Agency is charged with:

  • supporting and promoting the development, welfare and protection of children, and the effective functioning of families;
  • offering care and protection for children in circumstances where their parents have not been able to, or are unlikely to, provide the care that a child needs. In order to discharge these responsibilities, the Agency is required to maintain and develop the services needed in order to deliver these supports to children and families, and provide certain services for the psychological welfare of children and their families;
  • responsibility for ensuring that every child in the State attends school or otherwise receives an education, and for providing education welfare services to support and monitor children’s attendance, participation and retention in education;
  • ensuring that the best interests of the child guides all decisions affecting individual children;
  • consulting children and families so that they help to shape the agency’s policies and services;
  • strengthening interagency co-operation to ensure seamless services responsive to needs;
  • undertaking research relating to its functions, and providing information and advice to the Minister regarding those functions; and
  • commissioning services relating to the provision of child and family services

 
14. Tusla Social Work Service - Oughterard View More Details on Tusla Social Work Service - Oughterard
Address: Contact Details:
Oughterard Social Work Department
Health Centre
Oughterard
Co. Galway
Telephone: 091 552200

The Child and Family Agency was established on the 1st January 2014 and is now the dedicated State agency responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children. It represents the most comprehensive reform of child protection, early intervention and family support services ever undertaken in Ireland.

Under the Child and Family Act, 2013 the Child and Family Agency is charged with:

  • supporting and promoting the development, welfare and protection of children, and the effective functioning of families;
  • offering care and protection for children in circumstances where their parents have not been able to, or are unlikely to, provide the care that a child needs. In order to discharge these responsibilities, the Agency is required to maintain and develop the services needed in order to deliver these supports to children and families, and provide certain services for the psychological welfare of children and their families;
  • responsibility for ensuring that every child in the State attends school or otherwise receives an education, and for providing education welfare services to support and monitor children’s attendance, participation and retention in education;
  • ensuring that the best interests of the child guides all decisions affecting individual children;
  • consulting children and families so that they help to shape the agency’s policies and services;
  • strengthening interagency co-operation to ensure seamless services responsive to needs;
  • undertaking research relating to its functions, and providing information and advice to the Minister regarding those functions; and
  • commissioning services relating to the provision of child and family services