Call 0800 171 2222 for general advice, if you are at risk of becoming homeless or if you know someone who is homeless.
This number is manned 24 hours a day. You can get assistance yourself or someone else can refer you.
A common problem facing many people who are homeless trying to access private rented accommodation is the difficulty in obtaining the necessary finance to fund rent in advance and/ or a deposit. The Rent and Deposit Bond Scheme has been developed to help people who are homeless overcome this problem. It provides a written Bond to landlords in lieu of rent in advance and/ or a deposit.
If you are interested in the Rent and Deposit Scheme email firstname.lastname@example.org or Freephone on 0800 171 2222.
This service aims to assist substance users to reduce the harm associated with drug and/ or alcohol use while they are living in a Simon Community project as well as continuing that support when they move back into the community.
We aim to prevent homelessness by using a coordinated approach to make the most existing community based resources.
We do this-
· By developing local community task groups.
· With a volunteer programme.
· Developing local community Homelessness Prevention resources, in conjunction with service providers, schools and community / youth groups.
· Raising awareness talks can be delivered to any agency / school / community group to inform them of local homelessness issues and the services on offer. (These can be adapted for various subjects such as Citizenship, Learning for Life and Work,Health and Social Care etc)
If you would like more information on this programme or wish to enquire about ourprevention talks available to schools, church groups, community groups etc, please do not hesitate in contacting your local team, call 028 90 232882.
We have the following accommodation services in theSouth and South East Area-
Armagh- 22 beds and 7x1 bedroom flats
Bangor - 21 beds and 4x1 bedroom flats
Downpatrick - 8 beds
Lisburn - 20 beds and 10x1 bedroom flats
Newry - 12 beds and 5x1 bedroom flats
Portadown - 15 beds
Portadown - 9x1 bedroom flats
Saintfield - 14 beds and 8x1 bedroom flats